SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes today announced that the club has signed defender Paul Marie to a new contract for the 2022 season with a club option for 2023.

“Paul is one of our longest tenured players and took on a bigger role with the team in 2021,” said Earthquakes General Manager Chris Leitch. “We value his versatility at the fullback position and felt signing him to a restructured contract early in the offseason was a priority.”

Marie, 26, is entering his fifth season with San Jose after being selected in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He has since tallied two goals and one assist in 43 appearances, including 16 starts. Marie set career highs in appearances (22), starts (9) and minutes (1,001) in 2021. The Saint-Aubin-des-Bois, France native previously competed for the France U-16 National Team and was a three-year starter at Florida International University from 2015-17.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes sign D Paul Marie to a new contract for 2022 with a club option for 2023.