Earthquakes Sign Brazilian Midfielder Andre Luiz Moreira

The San Jose Earthquakes have captured another player with the signing of 34-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre Luiz Moreira.

The San Jose Earthquakes inked 34-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andre Luiz Moreira to a deal today.

The veteran has spent time in many of the world’s biggest leagues and played for some big clubs including Paris St. Germaine (France), Olympique de Marseille (France), S.L. Benfica (Portugal), C.D. Tenerife (Spain), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Corinthians (Brazil). Most recently Moreira was with Jaguares de Chiapas in the Mexican league.

“We are excited to add a player of the caliber of Andre Luiz to our roster,” said ‘Quakes General Manager John Doyle. "He understands the game well and has great vision. The experience he gained in a number of top leagues around the world, as well as with the Brazilian national team, will be invaluable to our team. Along with Ramon Sanchez, we feel that we have really bolstered our midfield.”

Moreira earned 21 caps with Brazil, scoring twice, and was a member of the Bronze medal winning side in the 1996 Olympics. The midfielder has also been part of numerous title team throughout his career.

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