Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
San Jose Earthquakes add USL vet to midfield mix
by Ridge Mahoney, February 15th, 2010 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] To no one's surprise, on Friday San Jose announced the acquisition of five-year USL veteran midfielder Joey Gjertsen. The versatile Gjertsen, 27, has been with the team during preseason training and will give the Quakes another midfield option following the departure of Shea Salinas, grabbed by Philadelphia in the expansion draft. Gjertsen will also put pressure on Arturo Alvarez and Bobby Convey, who are the flank incumbents in the wake of Salinas’s departure.

“We are happy to add a very good quality attacking wide player like Joey to our team,” said Quakes general manager John Doyle. “He strikes the ball very well with both feet and will bring a lot to our team this year and in the future.”

A native of Tacoma, Wash., Gjertsen played five seasons in the USL with Vancouver and Montreal, which he helped win the league title last year and represented in 10 Concacaf Champions’ League matches. He also won a USL title with Vancouver in 2006 and was the team’s MVP that year.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Gjertsen played two seasons of college ball at Evergreen State University after attending junior college for two years.

In a Q&A on the Quakes’ Web site, he said, “Obviously being the new guy, whatever my role is, I want to be a spark. Maybe where I can be used in different positions, and hopefully spark the team and continue to be a playmaker and work hard to help us win games.”

In a preseason match against Kansas City Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., Gjertsen won a free kick from which the Quakes scored the only goal of a 1-0 win. He and the team returned to Northern California after the game and will resume training this week.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: U.S. beach keeper scores twice    
When the USA fell, 6-4, to Panama in the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, ...
Video Pick: How Bayern beat HSV 8-0    
For the second time in two years, Hamburg SV fell, 8-0, in to Bayern in the ...
MLS Business: Crew makes Acura jersey sponsor    
Columbus Crew SC and Acura reached three-year sponsorship agreement making Acura the MLS club's jersey sponsor. ...
MLS Preseason: Saturday Results    
Preseason came to an end this weekend. Most teams on Saturday fielded what will be close ...
Sebastian Saucedo strikes twice as U.S. U-20s advance     
The USA moved into the second stage of the men's Concacaf U-20 Championship with a 4-1 ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women head to Spain    
The U.S. U-23 women's national team will play Japan (March 2), England (March 4) and Norway ...
USWNT: No Klingenberg, no A-Rod for SheBelieves Cup    
U.S. women's national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2017 ...
Report: UCL headed to Turner and Univision in 2018    
Turner Sports and Univision have snatched the U.S. media rights to the UEFA Champions League away ...
U.S. Soccer: U-17 and U-20 women's coaches to be replaced    
B.J. Snow is no longer U.S. U-17 girls national team coach and Michelle French is out ...
U.S. Abroad: Johnson's M'Gladbach pulls miracle comeback    
Fabian Johnson came off the bench for Borussia Moenchengladbach as it came back from 2-0 down ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives