1994 U.S. men’s team – Where are they now? (Jones)

Cobi Jones was one of the most popular players ever on the U.S. Men's National team.

Part of the program last Saturday night at Stanford Stadium during halftime of the Earthquakes/Red Bulls MLS game, was a tribute to the U.S. team that competed in the 1994 World Cup.

If there was a turning point in U.S. soccer this was it as the U.S. beat World Cup favorite Colombia and advanced out of the group stage for the first time since 1930. They then took on Brazil on the Fourth of July weekend at Stanford before a crowd of 84,147 in the old Stanford Stadium.

Eight members of that team showed up on Saturday.

On this blog you will find a picture of what those eight look like now, 17 years later, and a video of them.

(We’ll put these on eight separate posts.)

No. 4 – Cobi Jones

Maybe it was because of his small size or his personality … but it certainly didn’t hurt his popularity that he was an extremely talented midfielder. He finished his playing career with 164 appearances for the U.S. with 15 goals and 22 assists in 12 seasons. He later played in England, Germany and Brazil before joining the MLS’s Galaxy. Today he is an associated director of soccer for the New York Cosmos.