FEATURE: Four things to know about defender Joel Qwiberg

Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli has identified and signed a left back for the club in Joel Qwiberg. Here are four things to know about the Quakes’ newest defender.

  1. Qwiberg comes to San Jose after two years at Sweden’s IF Brommapojkarna (bonus points if you can pronounce it). Originally joining the side in the third-tier of Swedish football, Qwiberg anchored the defense en route to back-to-back championships and promotions to the top-flight Allsvenskan.
  2. He is left-footed, something the Quakes didn’t have much of in 2017. The only left-footed players on the roster at the end of the 2017 season were Anibal Godoy, Marc Pelosi and Andres Imperiale.
  3. Qwiberg is only 25 years old (10/9/92) and is immediately among the youngest players on San Jose’s defense.
  4. He was born in Bogota, Colombia but spent his entire playing career in Sweden and the Netherlands.

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