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Earthquakes Midfielder Cristian Espinoza Obtains Green Card

January 26, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release


SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that midfielder Cristian Espinoza has obtained a U.S. Green Card and become a permanent resident of the United States. He will no longer occupy an international slot on the Quakes' roster.

Espinoza, 26, is entering his fourth season with San Jose. The Buenos Aires, Argentina native has tallied eight goals and 30 assists in 85 MLS appearances (80 starts). His 30 assists rank eighth in club history and are third most among all players in MLS between 2019-21. Espinoza finished the 2021 MLS season with three goals and a team-high eight assists after recording 13 assists and nine assists in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

San Jose currently has four international players under contract for 2022: Defender Nathan, midfielders George Asomani and Eduardo 'Chofis' Lopez, and forward Ousseni Bouda. The Quakes have three open international slots for the upcoming season.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Earthquakes M Cristian Espinoza obtains a U.S. Green Card and no longer requires an international slot on the club's roster.


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