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Quakes land Portuguese international winger
March 10th, 2014 7:23PM

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[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.


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