Quakes Sign Goalkeeper Jon Busch
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed veteran goalkeeper Jon Busch. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“The addition of Jon gives one of the best goalkeeping corps in the league,” said General Manager John Doyle. "He has been one of the top goalkeepers in the league during his career. We want to have competition at every spot, and this move allows us that luxury at goalkeeper.”
The New York native played the last three seasons with the Chicago Fire, where he made 63 regular season appearances, posting 21 shutouts. In 2008 and 2009, Busch played in every minute of every match for the Fire and with Busch in the net, the Fire advanced to the Eastern Conference Championship the past two seasons. Busch took home 2008 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Honors, posting a franchise record-tying 10 shutouts and also winning the Fire’s MVP award.
The eight-year veteran made his MLS debut in 2002 with the Columbus Crew, and played there through the 2006 season. During his time with the Crew, Busch appeared in 84 matches, starting 83 of those. He posted 25 clean sheets and won 25 games. During his MLS career to date, Busch has compiled a 60-43-42 record with 46 clean sheets.
In 2005, Busch earned his first appearance for the United States national team, posting a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Colombia. He was again called into national team camp in 2009, and dressed against Sweden, but did not play.
Busch spent five seasons in the A-League before he came to MLS, where he took home A-League Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team honors in 2001. He played for the University of North Carolina Charlotte for three seasons, and led the 49ers to a 1996 College Cup semi-final.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes sign GK Jon Busch.
Born: Aug. 18, 1976 in Queens, New York
Hometown: Albany, New York
College: UNC Charlotte
Citizenship: United States
How Acquired: Signed by San Jose Earthquakes on March 30, 2010.