MLS Moves: Quakes decline options on nine players

Former U.S. national team defender Clarence Goodson, former U.S. U-20s Marc Pelosi and Tommy Thompson and Designated Player Innocent were among nine players whose options the San Jose Earthquakes did not pick up for the 2017 season.

Goodson suffered a back injury that limited him to two games in 2016. Pelosi and Thompson could return with renegotiated contracts. Innocent is one of the all-time DP busts, playing just 13 games (with one goal) in two seasons.

The Quakes, who failed to make the playoffs for the four year in a row, exercised 2017 contract options on six players: goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Victor Bernardez, Kip Colvey and Andres Imperiale, and midfielders Fatai Alashe and Matheus Silva.

They join nine players already under contract for 2017: goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell, defender Shaun Francis, midfielders Cordell Cato, Darwin Ceren, Simon Dawkins, Anibal Godoy and Shea Salinas, and forwards Quincy Amarikwa and Chris Wondolowski.
 
The Earthquakes also did not exercise options on backup goalkeeper Bryan Meredith  and forwards Chad Barrett, Henok Goitom, Steven Lenhart and Mark Sherrod.
1 comment about "MLS Moves: Quakes decline options on nine players".
  1. R2 Dad, December 5, 2016 at 4 p.m.

    Pelosi's needs to be re-negotiated? 2016-$72K base, $85K guaranteed--he is 23. Thompson's: 2016-$150K base, guaranteed $155K--he's 21. By soccer standards this is a pittance. I guess they need to save up for another useless DP.

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