Earthquakes Sign English D/M Jordan StewartJuly 9, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes Press Release
Stewart, 31, is a 15-year veteran with experience in the top three flights of English soccer as a defender and midfielder. His presence will bolster the depth of San Jose's defensive and midfield ranks as the club prepares for CONCACAF Champions League and a march toward the MLS Cup Playoffs.
"We're very excited to add Jordan to our squad," said Earthquakes interim head coach Mark Watson. "He came and trained with us last year and did very well. He brings a lot of experience at the highest level of soccer and he will be an excellent addition the club."
The versatile left-sided player began his professional career with Leicester City in 1999, representing the Foxes in the Premiership for three seasons before their relegation to the Football League Championship at the conclusion of the 2001-02 season. He remained with the club and helped lead them to a 26-6-14 record as the starting left back, earning the Foxes a return to the Premiership for the 2003-04 season. Stewart made 25 appearances for Leicester City in their return to the top division and racked up over 100 appearances during his six seasons with the club from 1999-05.
In 2005, Stewart moved to Watford FC and helped their club achieve promotion at the end of the 2005-06 campaign. He remained with Watford FC through 2008, making 95 appearances in the process, before moving to Derby County. Over the next six seasons, his career included stops with Sheffield United, Skoda Xanthi of Greece, Millwall FC, Notts County FC and Coventry City FC.
"Jordan adds depth to our squad as an attack-minded left midfielder and left defender. We look forward to him joining the club," said Earthquakes general manager John Doyle.
During his youth, Stewart represented England at the U-18 and U-21 levels.
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