Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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 land Portuguese international winger
March 10th, 2014 7:23PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, portugal, san jose earthquakes

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The San Jose Earthquakes have signed diminutive Guinea-Bissau-born winger Yannick Djalo, who has played more than 100 Portuguese league games with Lisbon giants Sporting and Benfica.

The 27-year-old Djalo, who has one cap for Portugal, will play on a loan through the end of the MLS season.

“We’re excited to announce the signing of Yannick,” said Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson in a statement. “There was a lot of work and time spent scouting in the offseason, and we feel like we have a very good player in Yannick. He adds a versatile, attacking dimension to our team. He can operate as an attacking midfielder, but also has the pace to get behind defenders.”

Djalo is just the 11th new European player without previous ties to U.S. soccer who signed with an MLS club for the 2014 season.

MLS, New European Imports:
ENGLAND (3):
F Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), 31, transfer from Tottenham.
F Luke Moore (Chivas USA), 28, free agent from Elazigspor (Turkey).
D Bradley Orr (Toronto FC), 31, on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

FRANCE (2):
M Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (San Jose), 28, transfer from Ajaccio.
M Vincent Nogueira
(
Philadelphia), 26, transfer from Sochaux.

PORTUGAL (1):
M Yannick Djalo
(San Jose), 27, on loan from Benfica.

SPAIN (4):
D Armando (New York), 29, free agent from Cordoba.
D Cristian (D.C. United), 28, free agent from Almeria.
M Dani Fragoso (Chivas USA), 31, free agent from Hospitalet.
M Jose Mari (Colorado), 26, free transfer from Real Zaragoza.

SWEDEN (1):
M Stefan Ishizaki (LA Galaxy), 31, free agent from Elfsborg.

Note: Englishman Luke Mulholland, who debuted for Real Salt Lake in Saturday, played for USL and NASL teams.

WILL JOHNSON EXTENSION. The Portland Timbers signed 2013 MLS Best XI midfielder Will Johnson to a new, multi-year contract. Johnson, 27, was named to the league’s Best XI after helping guide the Timbers to a first-place finish in the Western Conference regular-season standings and their first-ever appearance in the MLS playoffs in 2013. The team’s captain set new career marks in goals (9), assists (5), points (23) and minutes played (2,520) during his first season with Portland last season.


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: Week 8 delivers best MLS golazos of 2015 so far    
Week 8 having produced a season-high 28 goals, it's no surprise these might be the best ...
What They're Saying: St. Mirren captain Steven Thompson    
"It sounds stupid now but for banter I grabbed one of the poles and pretended I ...
What They're Saying: Cuauhtemoc Blanco    
"When I'm mayor, I won't make mistakes with you." -- Cuauhtemoc Blanco, former Mexican star and ...
Road to Vancouver: Canada takes Matheson    
Host Canada named its 23-player squad for the Women's World Cup. In the big news, head ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls still on top, barely    
A high-scoring weekend moved several teams up Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings, but unbeaten New York ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Bayern clinches while world watches EPL    
Andrea Pirlo looks good losing; Watford's reality TV promotion; Champions League tidbits. Plus, why an insignificant ...
USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph    
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ...
U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship     
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ...
MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos    
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives