With the players union hesitating over the strike button and MLS refusing to lock out its players, trades continue in the league despite the uncertainty.
The San Jose Earthquakes dipped into South America and came up with Argentine midfielder Javier Robles. Developed in the Valez Sarsfield youth system, Robles made only 14 appearances at the club before moving on. Two stints with Olimpo de Bahia Blanco sandwiched a spell in Chile before the 5'8" midfielder returned to Sarsfield in 2009.
"Javier brings some versatility to us, having the ability to play anywhere in midfield," said general manager John Doyle. "He is very creative on the ball, and can help provide a spark to our team."
Robles impressed in his preseason trial with the 'Quakes and will now take an international slot on the San Jose roster.
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