Earthquakes re-acquire Salinas, sign Lenhart to extension

Earthquakes re-acquire Salinas, sign Lenhart to extension

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Earthquakes re-acquire Salinas, sign Lenhart to extension

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The San Jose Earthquakes wasted no time finding a new option for the left side of midfield after parting ways with Bobby Convey, and found a familiar face to fill the role.

The Earthquakes traded for former San Jose winger Shea Salinas, acquiring him from Vancouver in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation money. The first MLS Draft pick of the current re-incarnation of the Earthquakes back in 2008, Salinas spent two seasons with San Jose before joining Philadelphia in 2010 and Vancouver in 2011 via the MLS expansion draft.

Lenhart signed a contract extension after a first season with San Jose that saw him post five goals during an injury-hit season. The former Columbus striker impressed as a striker in the first half of the season and figures as a starter for the Earthquakes in 2012.

What do you think of the moves? Still think San Jose has a lot more work to do to make a run back to the playoffs? See Salinas making an impact in his second go-round in San Jose?

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