Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC signs Houston Dynamo player Derrick Jones

Lizzy Becherano
 Houston Dynamo FC player Derrick Jones joins Charlotte FC in a trade.
Houston Dynamo FC player Derrick Jones joins Charlotte FC in a trade. / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages
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Major League Soccer expansion team Charlotte FC has acquired midfielder Derrick Jones from Houston Dynamo FC in a trade, the clubs announced. 

As part of the deal, Houston will receive $250,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money and 20% of his rights if Jones is transferred abroad. Charlotte is set to get $50,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money as well.  

Derrick Jones kicked off his professional career in 2016 as a homegrown player for the Philadelphia Union. He spent three seasons with the club before featuring for Nashville SC and the Houston Dynamo. 

He’s recorded three assists in 64 overall Major League Soccer appearances. 

Charlotte FC is amid a roster build as they kick off their debut season in the American league. The expansion team saw a turbulent offseason after missing out on several desired players, among them Paul Arriola. The USMNT figure was set to join Charlotte before eventually making his way to FC Dallas. 

The team did bring in Atlanta United player Anton Walkes, DC United left-back Josef Mora and international figure Karol Swiderski.

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