The San Jose Earthquakes made their first move since hiring Swede Mikael Stahre
as head coach by signing -- naturally -- a Swede.
Left back Joel Qwiberg
, 25, joins the
Quakes on a multi-year contract from Superettan (second division) club IF Brommapojkarna.
“Joel is a technically gifted and hard-working player that allows us to strengthen our
defense in more than one formation,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “He was pursued by several first-division clubs in Sweden and other parts of Europe and we’re
happy to have reached an agreement to bring him to San Jose.” 2018 San Jose Earthquakes roster: Goalkeepers
*Matt Bersano, *Andrew Tarbell Defenders
: Francois Affolter, Harold Cummings, Florian Jungwirth, Nick Lima, Joel Qwiberg (IF Brommapojkarna/SWE). Midfielders
: *Fatai Alashe,
*Darwin Ceren, Simon Dawkins, *Anibal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka, Shea Salinas, Tommy Thompson, Vako, Jackson Yueill. Forwards:
Quincy Amarikwa, Marco Urena, Chris Wondolowski.
options picked up.