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Earthquakes Sign Trinidad and Tobago International Cornell Glen

May 26, 2009 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the team has signed Trinidad and Tobago national team forward Cornell Glen. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. He will count as an international on the Earthquakes senior roster.

"Cornell brings a change of pace to the team that we don't have right now. He is a good-all around player," said General Manager of Soccer Operations John Doyle. "He has been able to score goals at the international level and we are looking forward to seeing the impact that he makes in MLS."

The 5-9 forward made his Trinidad and Tobago national team debut in November of 2002 against St. Kitts & Nevis. Glen has been a regular with the national team since 2002 and in 2006 he participated in Trinidad and Tobago's first FIFA World Cup, where he appeared in all three of Trinidad and Tobago's matches. Since his debut with the national team, Glen has made 55 appearances and notched 22 goals.

Glen, 28, returns to Major League Soccer after spending the past few seasons playing in his home country for San Juan Jabloteh. Glenn played in MLS over the course of three seasons from 2004-2006 with the MetroStars, FC Dallas, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy. He scored six goals in 18 games in his first year in the league with the MetroStars in 2004. He has made 45 career appearances in MLS, and scored 12 goals and notched six assists.

The Trinidad and Tobago native made his professional debut in 1999 with Trinidadian club Futgof. After two years with Futgof and a short stint with Portugese club A.D. Sanjoanense, Glen returned to his home country and joined San Juan Jabloteh. In his two and a half years with Jabloteh, he helped lead the team to two consecutive league championships in 2002 and 2003, while scoring 37 goals.

To comply with MLS roster rules, the Earthquakes also placed forward Davide Somma on waivers.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Earthquakes sign F Cornell Glen. Earthquakes place F Davide Somma on waivers.

Cornell Glen #13

Position: Forward

Height: 5-9

Weight: 160

Born: October 21, 1980 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Last Club: San Juan Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tobago)

Citizenship: Trinidad and Tobago

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