Real Salt Lake dipped into the second tier of the American soccer pyramid to bolster its defense. The Claret and Cobalt signed Trinidad and Tobago international Alvin Jones from USL Championship side OKC Energy Monday afternoon.
“We’re happy to add a player of Alvin’s caliber to help make the team better. He’s good on the ball and has good attributes in the attacking third. He’s athletic. He’s strong,” RSL head coach Freddy Juarez said in a statement. “He’s a national-team player, and we hope that experience can make us a better team overall.”
The 25-year-old right back, who is the younger brother of Seattle Sounders defender Joevin Jones, moved to the United States a year ago from W Connection FC of the TT Pro League.
Alvin Jones appeared in 21 matches and produced a goal and two assists in his only USL Championship season.
He has 19 international appearances for T&T. His only goal for the Soca Warriors came Oct. 10, 2017, in Couva versus the United States men’s national team during the game that eliminated the Americans from World Cup qualification.