Quakes re-sign midfielder Anibal Godoy

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed midfielder Anibal Godoy to a new multi-year contract.

“Anibal has been a leader for our club on and off the field,” said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “He has a strong influence on every match he plays in and we made it a priority to sign him to a multi-year contract this offseason. We are happy he will be wearing a Quakes kit for years to come.”

Godoy, 27, originally joined the Earthquakes on Aug. 6, 2015. His arrival immediately sparked a four-game win streak that saw the Quakes outscore their opponents 9-0. In his 10 starts that season, the Quakes went 6-1-3, allowed six total goals, and remained alive for playoff contention until the final day of the regular season.

Godoy is coming off a 2017 season in which he set MLS career-highs in appearances (26), starts (24) and minutes played (2,134), while scoring two goals, both game-winners, and adding an assist. He played a key role in the center of the team’s midfield, helping San Jose reach the postseason for the first time since 2012.  

Over his two-and-a-half seasons in San Jose, he has tallied five goals and three assists in 4,969 minutes, leading the Quakes to a 22-18-19 record in his 59 appearances.

Internationally, Godoy has earned 85 caps for the Panama National Team and helped them reach the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Earlier this year, Panama qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, marking the nation’s first-ever appearance in the competition.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes sign M Anibal Godoy to multi-year contract.