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
Earthquakes add Brazilian attacker
by Ridge Mahoney, February 10th, 2010 11:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] A day before meeting Kansas City in its first competitive action of the preseason, San Jose on Tuesday announced the signing of forward Eduardo Adelino da Silva. The 30-year-old had been training with San Jose since preseason began in late January. He accompanied the team to Phoenix, Ariz., and played in a 3-0 loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.

“Eduardo will bring a lot to our club,” said general manager John Doyle of the 6-foot-1, 175-pound attacker who has played club ball in Switzerland, Belgium and France as well as his native country. “He is a physical presence up top with the ability to hold the ball, and he also has great feet. He has proven that he can score goals in quality leagues around the world and we think that he will have success in MLS also.”

With FC Basel, Eduardo scored 17 goals in 96 games and helped it win the Swiss league championship in 2005 and 2008 and Swiss Cup titles in 2007 and 2008 prior to the club releasing him last June. A native of Rio de Janeiro, he started his professional career in 1999 with Vasco de Gama before moving to Europe and Belgian club Charleroi, with which he scored 24 goals in 84 games and earned a transfer to French club Toulouse, which he helped gain promotion to Ligue 1.

He has played on the left side of midfield and as a forward for most of his pro career. Salary and contract terms were not disclosed.

Eduardo will be added to the Quakes’ roster once MLS receives his international transfer certificate. He played in the first two of four 30-minute sessions against Kansas City and is expected to see more action when the teams play again Saturday.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jerome Valcke    
"It is easy to destroy a reputation, it takes one second, it takes years to build ...
Champions League scenarios: 11 teams for five spots    
Eleven teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and 11 more teams, ...
Video Pick: Bend it like Uesato    
Our favorite free kick goal of the week comes from J-League 2, where Consadole Sapporo's Kazumasa ...
Breaking down the NCAA Division I women's quarterfinals    
The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the quarterfinals with three games on Friday and ...
A back-heel sombrero from Greek boy     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Greek youth soccer, in a game between AO Ioannina and Agia Eleousa, delivers ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"Obviously they must be very sad with the result but when we lose against a team ...
Report: W-League champion Pali Blues are folding    
The LA Blues won W-League titles as the Pali Blues in 2009, 2009 and 2013 and ...
The Messi files: Eight amazing scoring records    
Lionel Messi holds all the single-season scoring records. Now, he is cleaning up on the all-time ...
Mulroy departs NASL runner-up Ft. Lauderdale Strikers    
Tommy Mulroy, the longtime soccer promoter, is out as the president of the NASL Ft. Lauderdale ...
Business Reporter: adidas to open store in Orlando stadium    
MLS sponsor adidas will operate the league's first in-stadium store starting in 2016 with the opening ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives