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Quakes sign former Bayern defender Goerlitz
March 4th, 2014 2:52PM
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[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN]The San Jose Earthquakes have signed German Andreas Goerlitz, whom they brought into preseason and who could start at right back in place of Steven Beitashour, who was traded to Vancouver in the offseason.

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Early in his career, Goerlitz, now 32, played for Bayern Munich and made two appearances for the German national team before a knee injury suffered playing for Bayern against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League in 2005 set him back.

He returned to play 11 games for Bayern in 2006-07 and two seasons in the Bundesliga with Karlsruhe, but the last five seasons have been spent in the lower divisions playing with Bayern II and Ingolstadt.

“Andreas is an experienced veteran who has played at the highest level in Germany and with the German national team,” Earthquakes coach Mark Watson said in a statement. “He has trained with us over the past month and has shown that he will be a good addition to our squad. We are happy to have him in San Jose.”

Brandon Barklage, who spent the 2013 season with New York, and Goerlitz were used at right back in preseason.

-- D.C. United acquired Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Caskey in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Caskey, who played 30 games in two seasons with Seattle, adds needed depth to the D.C. United.
 
"Alex has had two solid seasons in Seattle, and he will provide us with great cover across the midfield,” said D.C. United GM Dave Kasper. “We look forward to having him on board.”


2 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: March 5, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.
    Caskey...will provide us with great cover across the midfield,” said D.C. United GM Dave Kasper. Anytime I see/hear the word great from any MLS oriented source, it's a red flag.
  1. John Burns
    commented on: March 5, 2014 at 11:26 p.m.
    I have a feeling my Quakes are going to regret giving up Steven Beitashour for the few extra bucks he wanted. Watson's quote about being elated to have a 32 year old dude from the lower divisions of Germany sound like pure bullshit, I can only hope I am mistaken.

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