San Jose signs Garcia to Designated Player contract

San Jose, CA ( - The San Jose Earthquakes announced Thursday that the club has signed attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia to a Designated Player contract, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and international transfer certificate. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're very excited to sign Matias," said Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson. "He adds a very experienced, technical attacking quality that will be a great complement to the squad we already have. We look forward to having him join the team."

Perez Garcia joins San Jose from Argentine side Club Atletico Tigre where he logged 16 goals and 10 assists in 77 appearances.

The 29-year-old began his career with Lanus but has enjoyed stints with All Boys and Universidad de Chile.