Marc Pelosi - San Jose Earthquakes - Resign - 121516

SAN JOSE, Calif. –
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed midfielder Marc Pelosi to a new contract.
Pelosi, 22, signed with the Earthquakes on July 17, 2015 and appeared in 12 of the team’s final 16 games of the season, making seven starts. He did not make any appearances for the club in 2016 due to injury and had
surgery
in September to repair tendonitis in his left knee.


“We’ve always believed Marc was a high-potential player,” said Earthquakes interim general manager Chris Leitch. “At just 22 years old, we think Marc’s best days on the field are ahead of him.”
Pelosi captained the United States to the Round of 16 in the 2011 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Mexico and was later pursued by numerous clubs, eventually choosing to sign with the world famous Liverpool FC youth academy. 
The Sunnyvale, Calif. native competed with Liverpool’s U-18 and U-21 clubs for four years before signing with San Jose, while remaining involved at the international level. Pelosi was a regular for the U.S. U-23s and also earned January call-ups to the senior squad in 2015 and 2016.
“We’re happy to bring Marc back,” said Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear. “He’s a player with a lot of ability and we have faith that he’ll show that ability in an Earthquakes uniform.”
Transaction:
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
– San Jose Earthquakes sign
M Marc Pelosi
to a new contract.