How he joined the club: Acquired on permanent transfer and signed using Targeted Allocation Money on Dec. 29, 2017. Previously spent 2017 season with club on loan from Dutch side FC Groningen.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Played 32 games and started 20 … Scored five goals and tallied five assists … Made MLS debut in a 1-0 win against Montreal on March 4 … Recorded first career MLS goal against the LA Galaxy on May 27 … Was named to MLS Team of the Week during Week 17 … U.S. Open Cup: Scored three goals in four games becoming the team’s top scorer in the competition … Started and played 68 minutes in 2-0 victory over the SF Deltas on June 14 in the Fourth Round … Started and played 84 minutes and scored a goal against Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 … Started and played full 90 minutes scoring a goal against LA Galaxy in a 3-2 victory at Avaya Stadium on July 10 in the Quarterfinals … Started, played 73 minutes and scored a goal against Sporting Kansas City ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss on Aug. 9 in the Semifinals … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 90 minutes in a loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.
Professional Experience: Most recently played for FC Groningen of the Dutch Eredivisie … Joined FC Groningen ahead of the 2014-15 season and tallied 15 goals and five assists in 72 appearances … Helped the club win the 2014-15 KNVB Cup, the Dutch version of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup … Began his professional career with Fortuna Sittard of the Dutch second division before joining English side Fulham FC in 2008 at the age of 17 … Spent time on loan with HJK Helsinki of the Finnish first division in 2010, helping the club win the league title, and later his former club Fortuna Sittard (2011-12) before returning to England in June of 2012 … Scored four goals in 10 total appearances for Fulham’s youth side … In August of 2012, was transferred to Dutch powerhouse Ajax …Over the next season and a half, scored 13 goals and added six assists in 44 appearances across all competitions for the first team while also scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for the club’s U-21 squad …Helped Ajax win the 2012-13 league title and the 2013 Johan Cruyff Shield … Appeared in five UEFA Champions League matches against Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona and AC Milan, scoring goals against Dortmund (11/21/12) and Barca (11/26/13) … Then joined Greek first division side PAOK Thessaloniki on loan in January of 2014 and finished the season with one goal and two assists.
International Experience (Netherlands): Has made 13 total appearances for the Netherlands at various youth levels, scoring three goals.