October 9, 2012
PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE
Red Bulls, Armonk United S.C. to hold one for Jones in White Plains on Wednesday morning
The New York Red Bulls and Armonk United Soccer Club will host a memorial service for Red Bulls Youth Training Programs coach Michael Jones in White Plains, N.Y. on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
|Michael Jones will be memorialized at the First Baptist Church in White Plains, N.Y.
Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls
The Red Bulls said the service will be private and by invitation only.
The service will be held at the First Baptist Church, which is located on 456 North Street.
Jones was killed in Manhattan on early Sunday morning. He was 25.
The Red Bulls said that anyone who wants to send condolences and gifts to the Jones family can do via the following address:
Attn: Red Bulls Training Programs
Red Bull Arena
600 Cape May Street
Harrison, NJ 07029
“We are aware of this tragedy and on behalf of the entire organization, want to send our most heartfelt condolences to Michael’s family, friends and loved ones," the Red Bulls said in a statement.
"He was a tremendous individual, a fantastic coach who loved soccer and a terrific friend for many of us. This is truly a sad day for our soccer community and we will do our utmost to help authorities in their investigation of this case. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family at this time.”
Jones was in his fifth season with the Red Bulls' youth training progream. He did not coach with the first team or Red Bull Academy.
The New York Police Department was still searching for Jones' attacker.
According to Newsday.com, investigators said that Jones knew his assailant because his wallet and cellphone were found at the scene of the crime.
A man between the ages of 25 to 30 with a ponytail was seen walking with Jones before the two got into a fight.
According to published reports, Jones was in Manhattan with his girlfriend visiting a friend in the West Village until about midnight Saturday.
Newsday.com reported that a bouquet of roses where left on the sidewalk where Jones' body was found.