Earthquakes sign Brazilian forward Eduardo
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed Brazilian
forward Eduardo. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not
disclosed. Eduardo will be placed on the Quakes roster pending the
receipt of his ITC.
"Eduardo will bring a lot to our club," said General Manager John Doyle.
"He is a physical presence up top with the ability to hold the ball,
and he also has great feet. He has proven that he can score goals in
quality leagues around the world and we think that he will have success
in MLS also."
Eduardo most recently played for FC Basel in the Swiss Super League. He
registered 17 goals in his 96 appearances for Basel since joining the
team on loan in 2005. He helped lead Basel to two Swiss League titles
(in 2005 and 2008) and a pair of Swiss Cup championships (in 2007 and
The 29-year-old forward has played for successful clubs around the world
such as FC Toulouse (French Ligue 1), R. Charleroi S.C. (Belgian
Jupiler) and with his hometown club, Vasco de Gama in Brazil.
He burst onto the scene with Charleroi in the Belgian league and scored
24 goals in 84 appearances, which helped earn a big contract with French
club Toulousse. While there, Eduardo helped the team win the French
Ligue 2 and earn promotion to the top flight. He scored eight times in
57 appearances with the club, where he played primarily as a left
winger. The Rio de Janeiro native was part of the Vasco de Gama side
that won the Taca Rio, an annual tournament in the nation's capital in
1999, the Torneio Rio-Sao Paulo in 1999, the Taca Guanabara and Copa
Mercosur in 2000 and the Campeonato Brasileiro Seria A title in the same
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Earthquakes
sign F Eduardo.
Born: October 13, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Last Club: FC Basel (Switzerland)
How Acquired: Signed by San Jose Earthquakes on
Feb. 10, 2010.