The New York Red Bulls will remember a coach in the team's youth program before its home game Saturday night, two weeks after the man was slain on a Manhattan street.
The Red Bulls will show a photo montage in memory of Mike Jones and the work he did in his five-plus years with the Red Bulls’ youth programs. In addition, Red Bulls players will wear black armbands and the No. 6 on their shorts, the number Jones wore throughout his playing career.
Armonk United SC has created a memorial fund in Jones’ honor.
NYPD detectives returned from a recent trip to Mexico emptyhanded as the search continues for Orlando Orea, who is a suspect in Jones' death, according to the NYPD.
Orea, who also goes by Orlando Gutierrez and Orlando Estevas, reportedly fled to Mexico City after leaving a note in his Queens apartment apologizing to his brother and the mother of his child for the slaying, according to police.
Jones, 25 and a British national, was a youth soccer coach who lived in Hasbrouck Heights before moving to West Harriman, New York. He may have died due to a case of mistaken identity, according to the Post.
Jones had last been seen arguing with a man on 14th Street near Manhattan’s Union Square at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
The NYPD is being assisted by Interpol and Mexican authorities in their search, according to a report on NJ.com.