The signing of Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi has been confirmed by the San Jose Earthquakes.
The 28-year old midfielder has joined the MLS outfit from French club AC Ajaccio where he had spent the entirety of his professional career until now.
Of the former Ajaccio captain, San Jose head coach Mark Watson said: "We had the opportunity to watch Jean-Baptiste play in France and met him in his hometown.
"He's excited to come to play in the United States and knows a lot about our team already. He has a great character and has been playing in a top league in Europe for a number of years. We look forward to having him in San Jose."
Pierazzi made his debut for the Corsican club in 2006 and went on to feature in more than 170 league games for the Bears.
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