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WEEKLY NOTES: Everything you need to know the week of December 4, 2017!

Earthquakes Sign Defender Joel Qwiberg

The San Jose Earthquakes signed left back Joel Qwiberg to a multi-year contract, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC. Qwiberg joins the Quakes after more than 100 appearances in Sweden and the Netherlands. Read the full story here.

 

Earthquakes Sign Midfielder Anibal Godoy to Multi-Year Contract

The San Jose Earthquakes signed midfielder Anibal Godoy to a new multi-year contract. Godoy, 27, originally joined the Earthquakes on Aug. 6, 2015. His arrival immediately sparked a four-game win streak that saw the Quakes outscore their opponents 9-0. In his 10 starts that season, the Quakes went 6-1-3, allowed six total goals and remained alive for playoff contention until the final day of the regular season. In 2017, he set MLS career-highs in appearances (26), starts (24) and minutes played (2,134), while scoring two goals, both game-winners, and adding an assist. He played a key role in the center of the team’s midfield, helping San Jose reach the postseason for the first time since 2012.  Read the full story here.

 

Anibal Godoy, Marco Ureña drawn into respective World Cup groups

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw on Friday, Dec. 1, Marco Ureña and Costa Rica were placed into Group E of the tournament where they’ll face Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia. Anibal Godoy and Panama were placed into Group G along with Belgium, England and Tunisia. This will be Panama’s first-ever World Cup appearance, qualifying in dramatic fashion in October. Read the full story here.

 

Four Finalists Named for Next Two MLS Expansion Teams

Major League Soccer announced that Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento have been named finalists for the two expansion clubs that will be announced later this year. Read the full story here.

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