San Jose Earthquakes Acquire Marvin Chavez From FC Dallas

The San Jose Earthquakes picked up some midfield help on Friday, picking up Marvin Chavez in a trade with FC Dallas in exchange for allocation money. Chavez spent the last two and a half years with Dallas after signing there from Marathon. The 28-year-old Honduran international has 23 caps since debuting for his country in 2006 and is coming off of the best season of his career. He started 30 matches for Dallas in 2011, scoring six times and adding four assists.

"Marvin is a player who has shown well in our league," said Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop. "He has a lot of pace, is a great dribbler of the ball and is a very versatile player. He should fit in nicely with our team."

As is always the case with MLS allocation shenanigans, it's unclear how much allocation money went to Dallas for Chavez. That said, this appears to be a good move for the Quakes, who could sorely use help, especially in the midfield where they need go get more of an attacking threat to support Chris Wondolowski up front.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.