Quakes Sign First DP Brazilian Geovanni

Quakes Sign First DP Brazilian Geovanni

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 16, 2010
  • Designated Player

The San Jose Earthquakes may be one of the few clubs left that are late to the Designated Player party but today they join the club when they announced the signing of midfielder Geovanni.

The Quakes had hyped up the signing over the weekend and even more so into today with different twitter messages and posts on their website.

Geovanni played with Hull City of the English Premier League for the last two seasons, but was released from his contract due to the clubs’ relegation. He previously played one season for Manchester City (2007-08), four for Portuguese club Benfica (2003-2006) and two for FC Barcelona (2001-03).

The 30-year old midfielder will certainly add some flair and creativity that the Quakes have been lacking in their midfield and attack. He is the kind of player that can really get the offense going and should help the club get into the playoffs for the first time as the expansion version of the Quakes.

In all this should be a good move for the club that needs some buzz around it. Its better late than never for the Quakes in signing a DP too. Should all go well in getting his transfer documents he should be available to the club by Saturday August 28, against New York.