San Jose Earthquakes secure first-round pick Koval

San Jose Earthquakes have officially confirmed the signing of 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection JJ Koval.

San Jose Earthquakes have officially confirmed the signing of 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection JJ Koval.

The 21-year old former Stanford University star was taken with pick number nine in January’s draft and has now been signed by the Quakes after impressing in preseason training.

Koval is a central midfielder who played four seasons with the Cardinal where he earned All-Pac 12 honours and also spent time with the Ventura County Fusion last season in the United Soccer League’s PDL – the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.

"I'm very excited. It's been a dream of mine to get an opportunity to play professional soccer for a long time," Koval said.

"I'm thankful for the chance and look forward to playing for the San Jose Earthquakes."

 
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