SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes have signed defender Carlos Akapo, who has played with Cadiz in Spain’s LaLiga since 2019.
The deal runs through the 2023 season with a club option for 2024. Akapo, a free agent, will occupy an international roster spot.
Akapo, 29, joined Cadiz before the 2019-20 season and made 47 appearances with the club. His contract expired in July.
“Carlos is a talented player with significant experience for both club and country,” Quakes general manager Chris Leitch said in a statement on Friday. “He’s made 200 professional appearances in Spain, including more than 50 in LaLiga. He will be an important addition at a position of need. He’s also capable of contributing on both sides of the field which should improve the flexibility and versatility of our roster.”