How he joined the club: Signed a multi-year contract on Feb. 3, 2017.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Played 30 games and started 21 … Tallied three goals and provided five assists … Made MLS debut in 1-0 win against Montreal on March 4 … Recorded first career MLS goal in a 1-1 tie against FC Dallas on April 14 … Goal against FC Dallas on May 20 was nominated for 2017 MLS Goal of The Year … Committed a total of six fouls over 1,871 minutes earning him a nomination as a finalist for the MLS Fair Play award … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 77 minutes against Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16 … Started and tallied an assist against LA Galaxy in a 3-2 victory at Avaya Stadium on July 10 in the Quarterfinals … MLS Cup Playoff: Did not make an appearance in loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.
Professional Experience: Played for Luzern in the Swiss Super League from 2011 until joining the Quakes. Made 182 appearances for the side, tallying 25 goals and 20 assists. Scored six goals and added three assists in 15 Super League matches during the 2016-17 season, also competing in Europa League qualifiers and the Swiss Cup. … Competed for top-flight teams in Greece, Norway and Albania, while making 16 appearances for FSV Mainz 05 in the German Bundesliga during the 2010-11 season
International Experience: Made his senior team debut at 18 years old in 2007 … Scored a pair of goals in 45 career caps, including 15 appearances during World Cup Qualifiers and another seven in UEFA Euro qualifiers.