Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Quakes Add Ronnie O'Brien
San Jose Mercury News, February 28th, 2008 4:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The San Jose Earthquakes on Thursday acquired Ronnie O'Brien from Toronto FC in exchange for an undisclosed sum of cash and a first-round draft pick. Before spending last season with the MLS debutant, O'Brien, a former Republic of Ireland international, was twice an MLS All-Star in four seasons with FC Dallas.

The right-sided midfielder endured a fitful 2007 with Toronto, playing just 13 games due to a knee injury. But the 29-year-old also complained about the artificial turf at BMO Field, which is partly why he welcomed a move to San Jose, where he and the Quakes will play on the natural grass field at Santa Clara University's Buck Shaw Stadium.

"He's not afraid to shoot, not afraid to take players on. He's an offensive player."  San Jose GM John Doyle said of O'Brien, adding that he hopes the 29-year-old stays with the Earthquakes for many seasons to come. O'Brien is the third player the expansion club has used its league-allocated $1.125 million to purchase; the others are MLS veterans Ramiro Corrales, who arrives from Norwegian club Brann, and goalkeeper Joe Cannon, who was traded by the L.A. Galaxy.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
Liverpool Investigates Sturridge Injury    
Liverpool has opened an investigation into Daniel Sturridge's persistent injury problems after the striker suffered yet ...
Report: Messi Could Leave Barca over Tax Threat     
According to unnamed sources cited by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona due ...
Chelsea's Costa "Totally Recovered" From Injury    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa, who missed Spain's 3-0 win against ...
Klopp Hints at Reus Departure     
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he is powerless to keep Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund, and hinted ...
Report: Blind Injury Not as Bad as Feared     
Manchester United on Thursday was boosted by the news that defender Daley Blind will be out ...
Parma Deducted Points for Missing Payments    
Serie A club Parma will be deducted between one and six points this season for failing ...
MLS MVP Finalists Still Alive     
For the first time since 2010, all three MLS MVP finalists still have a chance of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives