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Dawkins scored six goals from midfield for San Jose in 2011 and, despite returning to Tottenham during the off-season, will again line up for the Earthquakes next season

Tottenham midfielder Simon Dawkins will spend another year with the San Jose Earthquakes on loan in 2012, the MLS club confirmed on Tuesday.

Last year the 24-year-old scored six goals and added two assists in 26 appearances for the 'Quakes while on loan from Spurs.

“Simon did very well for us last season and we’re really happy to have him back,” said Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop.

“He’s talented on the ball, will take guys on and not only will set teammates up, but will create his own chances. With a year under his belt in our league, he knows what to expect now and should be ready to once again be a key piece for us.”

Dawkins' return was never guaranteed. The midfielder made Tottenham's 25-man Premier League squad, scored two goals for the reserves and spent a week on trial with FC Twente this off-season. But he will again swap London for the Bay Area in 2012.

“It was one of our primary offseason goals to bring Simon back to San Jose, but we had to be patient. In the end, that patience paid off,” said San Jose general manager John Doyle.

“We liked what we saw out of Simon last year. He’s a versatile player who adds another dimension to our lineup and we’re excited for his return to the club.”

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