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Got MLS game? Think you can dance alongside the likes of Donovan, Blanco and the Englishman Beckham? Well here’s your chance to strut your stuff in Major League Soccer.  Northern California’s Major League Soccer franchise San Jose Earthquakes are planning to hold an open tryout at Stanton Field in Santa Clara on Jan. 24.

And they’re looking for people who can help turn things around for the last-place ‘Quakes. Last season, they finished at 7-14-9, last place of the eight-team Western Division.  Can you help deliver the Earthquakes to the postseason, maybe even a shot at the MLS Cup?

You never know until you try. The MLS dream became a reality for former Fresno Fuego striker from Brazil, Pablo Campos, who was drafted by the Earthquakes before winding up on the MLS Cup champion team Real Salt Lake. 

Campos earned high honors in the Premier Development League before a European move to GAIS, then back to the states where he landed a spot with the Earthquakes. Prior to his arrival to the big game, Campos washed dishes while taking classes and playing for the Sunbirds at Fresno Pacific University. It goes to show that the dream is possible.

Imagine getting the chance to play with midfielder Ramiro Corrales. The 29-year-old midfielder from Salinas returned to San Jose last season after playing three years in Norway with SK Brann.  Corrales graduated from North Salinas High and has made a career from playing professional soccer. He adds a version of smart play on the pitch and a definite plus to the squad. Lets not forget veteran MLS keeper Joe Cannon who led the league in saves last season.

But don’t quit your day job just yet. Just know that, aside from the intense play, the Earthquakes require good sportsmanship and a commitment to succeed.

Written by Daniel Cásarez

December 16th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

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