- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 10, 2008
- 2 Comments
- Darren Huckerby, Summer Transfers
Hot off the presses, the San Jose Earthquakes have completed a deal with Toronto FC for the rights to sign forward Darren Huckerby. He will join the Earthquakes when the MLS transfer window opens on July 15th.
First reported on Soccer by Ives, the 32-year-old former Norwich City player had been in talks with Toronto FC for some time but will now join an Earthquakes squad that has scored a league-low 10 goals this season. Details of what San Jose traded Toronto FC for Huckerby’s rights were unavailable, but most likely allocation money was involved and not any players. Some speculation out there says that the Quakes are sending an undisclosed draft pick in the deal, while others say that isn’t the case.
Huckerby was expected to sign with the league and apparently he had high interest in signing in San Jose after visiting the two cities. Some talks that he was against playing on the turf in Toronto were apart in his decision making here.
Honestly let’s hope this signing works out better than the last striker San Jose brought in earlier this year (Peguero Jean-Philippe). He has plenty of talent and gas left in the tank at his age. He may not be the best option out there but he certainly will bring something more to the table than anyone else in the San Jose locker room when it comes to scoring goals.
Quake fans, what do you think? Finally the guy you’ve been waiting for all year?