• Saturday Jan 25, 2014

    San Jose Earthquakes sign trio to deals

    Shaun Francis (pictured), who made six CONCACAF Champions League appearances in 2010, was signed by the San Jose Earthquakes on January 24, 2014. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    SAN JOSE, California – The San Jose Earthquakes announced Friday that the club has signed defenders Shaun Francis and Brandon Barklage as well as goalkeeper Bryan Meredith.

    Francis, who has played with the Jamaica national team, is a four-year Major League Soccer (MLS) veteran.  The 27-year-old was a member of the Columbus Crew from 2010-12, making 28 league appearances.  He began 2013 with the Charlotte Eagles in USL-Pro before signing with the Chicago Fire and taking the field once.  Francis made his Jamaica debut in a 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on October 10, 2010, and played in six CONCACAF Champions League matches with Columbus that same year. 

    Barklage, 27, has two goals during his five years in MLS. He made 11 appearances during his three years in the U.S. capital before signing with the New York Red Bulls on March 5, 2012.  Barklage became a regular with the squad during his two years there, making 45 regular-season appearances.

    Meredith spent 2011 and 2012 with the Seattle Sounders before moving on to IK Brage in Sweden.  The 24-year-old made 12 appearances for Sounders FC in 2012, keeping three clean sheets.  He also spent time with the New York Cosmos in 2013, but did not make an appearance.

    The Earthquakes will meet Toluca in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, hosting the first leg on March 11 and closing the series on March 19 in Mexico.


  • Champions League

    Related News


CONCACAF Sets Champions League Schedule for 2014/15 Season Group Phase

Twenty-Four Teams to Compete for Regional Club Championship in Play Kicking Off August 5

2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Schedule Set

Eight teams will battle for a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014

Schedule Announced for CCA 2014

Tickets for Official UNCAF Tournament on sale to the general public this Tuesday, July 22

CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15 Television Schedule

Television Schedule for CCL 2014-15 Group Stage

Gold Cup Winner to Qualify to FIFA Confederations Cup™ Playoff Match

"This novel CONCACAF Gold Cup playoff format for the FIFA Confederations Cup is an essential and perhaps long due adjustment required to enhance the crown jewel of national team competitions within our Confederation," said Jeffrey Webb, President of CONCACAF.