The son of a US soldier and German mother, the 32-year-old played for Germany in three friendly internationals in 2008 before switching to play for the United States in 2010.

Germany will play the USA, who are coached by ex-Germany boss Jurgen Klinsmann, in Recife on June 26 in their final Group G match.

But Jones, who has 43 caps for the USA, says he will be respectful if he scores against Joachim Loew's German side.

"I wouldn't celebrate in any circumstance," insisted the Besiktas midfielder, who used to play in the Bundesliga for Schalke 04.

"It's a matter of respect. I have lots to thank Germany and the German Football Association (DFB) for.

"I made my first international appearance for Germany and I am pleased that Loew gave me that chance."

But Jones says he decided to switch nations after being overlooked by Loew for Euro 2008 where Germany lost the final to Spain.

"One of our midfielders, Tim Borowski, had been in bed for a week with sickness, but then Loew decided to take him to the Euros anyway," said Jones.

"It was one of the reasons why I decided to play for the USA."

The USA open their Group G campaign against Ghana in Natal on Monday, then face Portugal on June 22 in Manaus.