Earthquakes sign Argentine midfielder Javier Robles
The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed Argentine
midfielder Javier Robles. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal
were not disclosed.
"Javier brings some versatility to us, having the ability to play
anywhere in midfield," said General Manager John Doyle. "He is very
creative on the ball, and can help provide a spark to our team."
The 5-8 midfielder from Argentina came up through the Velez Sarsfield
youth system and made his debut in the Argentinean first division with
them. He played in the 2006 Apertura and 2007 Clausura with Velez
Sarsfield, appearing in 14 games before moving to Olimpo de Bahia Blanca
for the 2008 Clausura.
After 11 appearances with Olimpo, he took his game to Chile, where he
played for Santiago Wanderers in the Chilean First Division. He then
returned to Olimpo for the 2008-09 season and made 18 appearances with
He played the 2009 Apertura season with Velez Sarsfield last fall,
helping them to a fifth place finish. He joined the Quakes this
preseason and scored a goal against the Fresno Fuego in an exhibition
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) -- Earthquakes sign M
Javier Robles. He will count as an international on the Earthquakes
Javier Robles #30
Born: January 18, 1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Last Club: Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)
How Acquired: Signed by San Jose Earthquakes on March 1, 2010.