If there was one team, among many others, that truly needed a midfield play-maker, it was the San Jose Earthquakes. San Jose announced today, that the club agreed to terms with Argentinian Midfielder, Matias Perez Garcia. With this signing, San Jose now has two Designated Players on their roster, Chris Wondolowski and now Perez Garcia.
Perez Garcia, a former Argentina youth international, helped Tigres finish second in the 2012 Copa Sudamericana tournament, and led Los Matadores in scoring during both his seasons at the club, scoring 16 goals and adding 10 assists in 77 appearances.
The Earthquakes are desperate for play-makers on their squad, especially with the team sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a record of 5-8-5. During the 2014 season, San Jose has scored only 22 goals in 18 matches, making them tied for second worst in the league.
Here is a video of some highlights from Perez Garcia’s time down in Mexico.
This move by San Jose proves that the organization is tired of being a below-average team in MLS. Today’s move could really spark a revival in San Jose. The Earthquakes have a lot of ground to make-up, making the turn around time for positive production very small.
Wondolowski and Perez Garcia must work together now to bring San Jose out from the depths of the Western Conference.