US National Team

Jones makes USMNT debut, but Petrović helps lead Serbia to 2-1 win in midweek friendly

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New England Revolution teammates DeJuan Jones and Djordje Petrović squared off on the international stage on Wednesday night at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California, where Jones made his international debut as a second-half substitute in the U.S. Men's National Team's 2-1 friendly loss to Serbia, which featured Petrović as the starting goalkeeper.

Jones and Petrović were never on the field together as Petrović played the opening 45 minutes before being replaced at halftime, while Jones didn't enter until the 62nd minute.

Petrović made two saves in his second international appearance for Serbia, having backstopped his native country to a shutout in a 0-0 draw with the Dominican Republic in January 2021. The 23-year-old shot-stopper, who was a breakout star with the Revolution last year and finished second in Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting, was particularly sharp in denying U.S. midfielder Aidan Morris in the 24th minute.

Wearing the No. 4 jersey, Jones officially earned his first USMNT cap just past the hour mark, replacing Vancouver Whitecaps veteran Julian Gressel at right back - a shift from the left back spot he typically plays with the Revolution. The 25-year-old earned rave reviews for his energy and guile, completing more than 90 percent of his passes and registering one chance created in 28 minutes of action.

Jones will remain with the U.S. Men's National Team as they'll play another match in the LA area on Saturday night, taking on another Revolution teammate in Dylan Borrero and Colombia. That match at Dignity Health Sports Park kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT, Telemundo, and Peacock. Petrović will return to New England and rejoin his club teammates ahead of Sunday's trip to Sarasota, Fla., where the Revs will play five preseason matches against MLS opposition during a three-week training stint.