Quakes Add Arce

Quakes Add Arce

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 1, 2008
  • Summer Transfers

It seems like Frank Yallop and John Doyle have turned into Trader Joe here this summer. Over the last couple of weeks the club has made a few moves in hopes to push themselves towards a playoff birth (they currently sit seven points out of a spot).

Today the club has announced the signing of Spanish striker Mikel Arce. The 24-year old has been training with the club for a couple weeks now from what I’ve gathered.

Arce is a bit of a nomad playing for several different clubs over the last couple years. He spent last season with Lourdes in the Spanish Tercera Division, equivalent to the 4th division in Spain, where the 6′ 3″ striker scored 20 goals. Before that, he was with Real Sociedad and Numancia, among others.

Adding another young striker seems to be the right step for this club. I just don’t know how excited I would be if I were a Quakes fan about signing a guy that was in the Spanish 4th division. Still, he may be better than his history suggests.

What do you all make of this news? Does San Jose actually have the pieces in place right now to make a serious push this season for the playoffs? Or is it a bunch of wishful thinking on their part?