Signings: Tommy, Mitchell join San Jose roster

San Jose signed first-year players Abu Tommy and Colin Mitchell on Tuesday

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed midfielder Abu Tommy and defender Colin Mitchell. Per league and team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Tommy, 23, last played for FC Sheriff in Moldova where he appeared in 25 games during two seasons. The central midfielder joined the Earthquakes for the start of preseason camp and most recently started in the club’s 2-1 win against FC Dallas on Feb. 23 in Portland. He previously captained Mighty Blackpool in his native Sierra Leone. He has appeared for Sierra Leone’s national team at the youth levels and was called to the senior team’s camp in August of 2012 ahead of a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Tunisia.

Mitchell, 22, was a four-year starter for Oregon State and was a third-round selection (No. 53 overall) of the Earthquakes in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He scored nine goals and had four assists in 70 career appearances for the Beavers. The San Francisco native graduated from University High School in 2008 after winning three-consecutive Bay Counties League titles with the Red Devils.

Transactions: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – San Jose Earthquakes sign M Abu Tommy and D Colin Mitchell.

Abu Tommy
Jersey Number: 22
Position: Forward
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: Oct. 13, 1989 in Koidu Town, Sierra Leone
Hometown: Freetown, Sierra Leone
College: N/A
Last Club: FC Sheriff (Moldova)
Citizenship: Sierra Leone

Colin Mitchell
Jersey Number: 27
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 168
Born: Oct. 18, 1990 in San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
College: Oregon State
Citizenship: USA