Suspended Jones join to US training camp

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Suspended Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones is joining the U.S. training camp ahead of exhibition games against Venezuela and Panama.

Jones was suspended for eight weeks on Jan. 5 by the control committee of Germany's soccer federation, which concluded he intentionally stepped on the foot of an opponent. He cannot appear in any competitive or exhibition matches for Schalke until March 1.

Jones, who has made 14 appearances for the U.S., is to join the American training camp on Saturday at Carson, Calif.