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Quakes acquire Brazilian G Daniel

Jul 30, 2022; San Jose, California, USA; Fans hold up scarves before the game between the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake at PayPal Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes acquired goalkeeper Daniel from Brazil’s Internacional on a permanent transfer.

Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed, but the 28-year-old Brazilian is signed through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.

Daniel recorded 37 shutouts and allowed just 74 goals in 83 matches with Internacional from 2017-22.

“Daniel comes to San Jose with an impressive pedigree from a top league and club in South America,” Earthquakes general manager Chris Leitch said. “… We believe his quality will add a different level of competition to the goalkeeper position.”

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Daniel is expected to compete with JT Marcinkowski, 25, for the starting spot.

The Quakes open the 2023 MLS regular season on Feb. 25 at Atlanta United.

–Field Level Media