Earthquakes bring back Stephenson, release Martinez

Earthquakes bring back Stephenson, release Martinez

MLS- San Jose Earthquakes

Earthquakes bring back Stephenson, release Martinez

Khari Stephenson

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Khari Stephenson is officially once again a member of the Earthquakes.

San Jose announced Tuesday that it has brought back Stephenson a year after he left to play for Real Salt Lake. The 33-year-old Jamaican midfielder with experience playing in Europe and MLS played for the Earthquakes from August 2010 to the end of the 2012 campaign, compiling eight goals and eight assists in 69 regular season matches.

Additionally, the Earthquakes announced that they waived midfielder Walter Martinez. The Honduran international, 31, scored two goals and assisted on two others in 15 appearances for San Jose last season.

Both moves come on the day the club is set to open its 2014 schedule with a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals first leg battle with Toluca at Buck Shaw Stadium.

What do you think of the Earthquakes bringing back Stephenson? Expecting him to make a big impact this season? Surprised they parted ways with Martinez?

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