Hard-nosed United States Men’s National Team and New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones appears in this video for Under Armour.  Jones, in one of the series of Baltimore-based sportswear company’s EARN YOUR ARMOUR videos, explains his playing style and motivation for playing at the highest level, by any means necessary.

Jones, well-known for his breakout performance for the USMNT during both the qualifying and final tournament stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, discusses his drive for reaching those goals.

“How I grew up, it’s a tough area. We was playing a lot of street soccer, so the biggest dreams for these kids was to play for the first team.”

He rose from being a mere ball boy to playing first team football, playing in the Bundesliga, the Premier League and the Turkish SuperLig before fulfilling a “kid’s dream” playing for and scoring in the World Cup for the US. Jones knows nothing is given to anyone for free, it must be earned through hard work.

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