The Quakes acquired MORE international players over the break: Dutch forward Danny Hoesen on loan and mid/defender Florian Jungwirth.
The moves are a sign that the Quakes are not viewing this year as a “rebuilding” year, but are planning a post-season run.
International Players Aplenty
Since taking over as GM, Jesse Fioranelli has brought in several international players including CB Harold Cummings (Panama), forward Marcos Urena (Costa Rica), and possibly midfielder Jahmir Hyka (Albania). The Quakes also have the signing rights to Colombian forward Olmes Garcia and were looking at Colombian and Club America standout forward Darwin Quintero, although that never materialized. The Quakes also have defender Shaun Francis (Jamaica), CBs Victor Bernardez (Honduras) and Andres Imperiale (Argentina), DMs Darwin Ceren (El Salvado) and Anibal Godoy (Panama), midfielders Cordell Cato (Trinidad and Tobego) and Simon Dawkins (Jamaica) as part of their international stable of players.
It will be up to Head Coach Dom Kinnear to be able to utilize these talented players from around the globe in a system which suits their skill sets. It also sets up a showdowns with veteran Quakes players like Tommy Thompson, Quincy Amarikwa, Marc Pelosi, and others for the regular starting XI spots.
Welcome to San Jose, Danny and Florian!