Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Jose Earthquakes announced on
Friday the club has signed defenders Brandon Barklage and Shaun Francis as
well as goalkeeper Bryan Meredith.
Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Barklage, 27, has two goals and 10 assists during his five years in MLS. He
began his career with D.C. United in 2009 and made 11 appearances over three
seasons with United before signing with Red Bull New York ahead of the 2012
He became a regular with the squad during his two years there, making 45
appearances while recording all of his career goals and assists.
Francis, 27, began the 2013 seasons with the Charlotte Eagles in the USL-Pro
before latching on with the Chicago Fire on July 10. Francis, a four-year MLS
veteran, has four assists over 29 career appearances.
Meredith, 24, was a second-round SuperDraft selection by Seattle Sounders FC
in 2011 and spent 2011 and 2012 with the Sounders before moving to IK Brage in
Meredith made 12 appearances for Sounders FC in 2012, picking up three
shutouts in the process. He also spent time with the New York Cosmos in 2013,
but did not make an appearance.
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