Quakes Sign Brazilian Via Lottery

Quakes Sign Brazilian Via Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 10, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Pablo Campos, Player Signings, Weighted Lottery

Nothing like some news that was tucked away yesterday out west. But better late than never I suppose.

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Brazilian forward Pablo Campos, a 25-year-old who was last seen in Northern California with PDL side Fresno Fuego.

Campos, PDL Player of the Year in 2007, signed last year with Swedish club GAIS Göteborg, and appeared in eight matches. He comes to the Quakes via a weighted lottery conducted by MLS after signing a multi-year contract with the league.

Campos is also a green card holder and won’t count as an international on the team’s roster.

“This is a player we are familiar with and we believe that he can be a solid player at the MLS level,” said General Manager of Soccer Operations John Doyle. “He brings good size and has good feet. He also has shown a knack for putting the ball in the net.”

Usually most of us catch wind of a weighted lottery before it happens but this time we didn’t know about it until afterward.

For those who haven’t seen Campos in action here is a nice sample of what he brings to the table. Again, I have to say San Jose is doing well this winter in fixing their offensive problems from a year ago.

  • fred

    He's 25 and in the PDL? This guy will wind up being the water boy sooner than later.

  • fred

    He’s 25 and in the PDL? This guy will wind up being the water boy sooner than later.

  • joel es latest socce

    San Jose is finally making some moves. They looked to be falling behind the other teams.

  • San Jose is finally making some moves. They looked to be falling behind the other teams.