Panama international Anibal Godoy (red jersey) joined the San Jose Earthquakes on August 6, 2015. (Photo: Mexsport)
SAN JOSE, California – On the heels of outstanding performances in the recently completed CONCACAF Gold Cup, Panama international Anibal Godoy has joined the San Jose Earthquakes, the Major League Soccer club announced Thursday.
The 25-year-old midfielder played the last two seasons with Hungary’s Honved Budapest, where he scored once in 26 appearances.
“I think he’s a good midfielder,” said Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear. “From watching him over the last four years playing for Panama in the Gold Cup and the [World Cup] qualifiers, he’s been tested internationally. He’s a player that covers a lot of ground. He’s not afraid to be physical and he’s also a good passer of the ball.”
Godoy, who also played with Chepo FC (2007-13), made his national team debut in 2010 and has earned 54 caps. He competed in each of the last three CONCACAF Gold Cups and took the field in 14 of Panama’s 22 qualifying games for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Last month, Panama outlasted the United States 3-2 on penalty kicks in the Gold Cup’s match for third place following a 1-1 draw. Godoy played all 120 minutes of that encounter at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.