The San Jose Earthquakes recently signed German midfielder Michael Ghebru (pictured left) and South African attacking midfielder Davide Somma as long-term projects.
Ghebru, 20 years old, is a small, pacy midfielder who has spent time in the youth organizations of several German clubs, inlcuding Kickers Offenbach.
Somma is a 6’3 attacking midfielder who has spent the last four years in Italy’s third and fourth divisions, most recently with Olbia Calcio. The 23 year-old was born in South Africa, but moved to Florida at the age of 15. He won his chance to play for Perugia when he was 19, after a month-long tryout.