SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that defender Marcos Lopez and midfielder Judson have both obtained Green Cards, becoming permanent residents of the United States. The two players will no longer count as internationals on the Quakes’ roster.
Lopez, 21, is entering his third season with San Jose. He has tallied two goals and three assists in 31 MLS appearances, making 26 starts. Lopez has made four appearances for the Peru National Team.
Judson, 27, is also entering his third season with San Jose. The Arês, Brazil native has made 48 MLS appearances, including 43 starts, scoring one goal and earning the club’s 2020 Defensive Player of the Year award.
San Jose currently has seven international players under contract for 2021: goalkeeper Daniel Vega; defenders Luciano Abecasis and Oswaldo Alanis; midfielders Cristian Espinoza, Carlos Fierro and Eduardo ‘Chofis’ Lopez; and forward Andy Rios. The Quakes currently have one open international slot for the 2021 season.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – Earthquakes D Marcos Lopez and M Judson obtain Green Cards and no longer require international slots on the club’s roster.