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Ex-Tranmere Rovers prospect Jones joins DC United

Former Tranmere Rovers prospect Gerwyn Jones has joined DC United.

Jones, 19, had been playing in Wales after being forced to leave Tranmere due to a back problem.

While touring the USA with Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in 2007, Jones was invited to join DC United and complete his education in a nearby university, but because he was contracted with Tranmere he was unable to take up the opportunity.

He re-established contact with the States, and DC United had maintained interest, but because of his injuries there were several obstacles to overcome.

Jones was sent to a specialist in Baltimore who ascertained that Jones had a hairline fracture in his back.

After successful treatment he regained full fitness, and has been in the States since August 2009 studying for a bachelors degree in business and furthering his football career.

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