The Earthquakes have brought Geovani to the MLS to play for San Jose as their “Designated Player”.
It seems a fit. Geovani brings the attacking creativity and quality of finish often lacking from the Quakes workmanlike play – the Quakes desperately need a playmaker in the middle.
It takes more than a single player to make a team worthy at a given level and Geovani was unable to keep Hull in the Premier League. The Quakes, though, seem to have signed him for all the right reasons. This is not a Beckham or Henry signing, where the name alone will result in ticket sales. Geovani has been brought on board to provide that play on the pitch the Quakes need.
One can imagine Geovani becoming a houshold name to American soccer fans, especially if he makes plays like this goal against Manchester United. Here Rio Ferdinand figured he had blocked the angles, but Geovani struck a curving bit of brilliance that beat one of the best centerback and goalkeeper pairs in the world.