'Quakes bolster forward line with Emerson signing

The San Jose Earthquakes announced Thursday that the club has signed forward Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson.

Gonzalez was born in San Jose but moved to Mexico at age 12 to join Necaxa, where he signed on with the club's academy squad at the age of 14. The 20- year-old worked his way to the first team in 2012 but has opted instead to pursue a roster spot with the Earthquakes.

Per league and club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.