San Jose Earthquakes sign Nana Attakora from FC Haka

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed Canadian national team defender Nana Attakora pending receipt of his P-1 visa.

The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed Canadian national team defender Nana Attakora pending receipt of his P-1 visa.

Per league and team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Attakora, 23, played six games for the Earthquakes in 2011 after joining the team as part of a four-player trade with Toronto FC, the same move that brought Alan Gordon to San Jose along with Jacob Peterson in exchange for Ryan Johnson, allocation money and an international player slot. The athletic center back left MLS in 2012 to suit up for Finland's FC Haka, but has returned to San Jose for 2013.

"We're happy to have Nana back to add some depth to our center backs. We never wanted to see him go, but he looked sharp during his stint in Europe and we look forward to having him in an Earthquakes jersey once again," said Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop.

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