San Jose Earthquakes general manager John Doyle says they're in the market for a Designated Player. Quakes owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher are open to the prospect and a new arrival is now expected for season 2011.
"In the past, we weren't ready," said Doyle. "Now I think we have a good team, a good base of players. We're more interested in doing it.
"The salary cap is probably going to go up. Lew Wolff and John Fisher said that if we needed a DP to be successful, they'd be willing to do it. And Frank [Yallop] and I are saying we do."
Centre Line Soccer says one name that came across Doyle's desk recently was Ghanaian international midfielder Stephen Appiah. A source close to Appiah said that the Ghana captain was very interested in coming to MLS, and that San Jose was among the candidates to sign him.