The San Jose Earthquakes quest to acquire Haitian forward Jean-Philippe Peguero has succeeded, a source with knowledge of the deal told SBI on Wednesday. Another source within MLS told SBI that the deal is "almost done’ and could be announced later today. (A source close to Peguero has just informed me that the deal will not be announced today).
Scoreless in their first two matches of the season, the Earthquakes are desperate to add some attacking punch and Peguero could be the player to do that assuming he has fully recovered from surgery to repair multiple ligament tears in his right knee. Injuries he suffered in August of 2006, injuries that have kept him out of competitive soccer since.
There is no word yet on whether Brondby released Peguero from his contract or if San Jose paid a transfer fee and completed the deal before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.