Brazilian Geovanni Brings Flair to San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes signed their first designated player, Brazilian midfielder Deiberson Mauricio, on Monday. 

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Geovanni is known as a versatile and creative attacking midfielder who can score. He started playing professionally in Brazil when he was 18. Since then, his career has spanned from Portugal to Spain to England.

Last year he played a crucial role in helping Hull City avoid relegation during the 2008-2009 season. Geovanni scored 13 goals in 65 games with the Tigers during his two year stint there, including a Goal of the Month strike in 2-1 victory against Arsenal.

San Jose is currently in sixth place in the Western Conference with 26 points and have played fewer games every team they trail. They are in ninth place overall, meaning they are the first team out of a playoff spot.

The main question is where he will play as San Jose now have a number of options going forw...

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