Geovanni makes immediate impact for San Jose Earthquakes

Former Hull City star Geovanni made an immediate impact for MLS club San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

Former Hull City star Geovanni made an immediate impact for MLS club San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder provided an assist and scored a goal in his first start as the Quakes defeated Houston Dynamo 2-1 to notch up their ninth win of the season and keep their play-off hopes alive.

Geovanni said he felt good during the game and was delighted to have contributed to the victory.

"I was prepared," Geovanni said. "The first two matches I was training a lot, but I felt good today, and I'm happy I was able to help my teammates out."

The ninth win also marked a record number of victories during a season for the Quakes, who are in just their third MLS season after a three-year hiatus in the mid-2000s.

"It's Year 3 for us," San Jose coach Frank Yallop said. "Each year we're growing a little bit as a club. You lose players, you keep players, and you just keep trying to make it a better unit, and I feel we have good depth."

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