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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel out for weeks with knee harm

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel will miss the following 4 to 6 weeks after present process profitable surgical procedure to restore a lateral meniscus tear in his proper knee.

The goalkeeper suffered the harm throughout an Earthquakes coaching session on Wednesday, forcing a number of scans and examinations. After testing, Daniel is predicted to be again wherever from mid-March to early April.  

He first joined the workforce in January, signing from Brazilian aspect Internacional. Daniel was anticipated to play an enormous position within the up-and-coming Western Convention aspect, beginning simply two video games earlier than being dominated out. 

Now, with the beginning goalkeeper out, San Jose head coach Luchi Gonzalez is predicted to lean on JT Marcinkowski to begin. The workforce additionally has US and Mexican youth worldwide Emi Ochoa as a 3rd, much less skilled possibility ought to they want. 

Each Marcinkowski and Ochoa are homegrown gamers.

The stress is now on for Gonzalez, as he hopes to show the workforce round in his first season as head coach. Final yr, the workforce concluded in final place of the Western Convention with a mere 35 factors in 34 video games and a file of 8W-15L-11D. Given the Earthquakes’ expertise, Luchi Gonzalez maintains that final place is just unacceptable. 

He stays decided to alter their destiny. 

“This workforce has the inspiration to implement a recreation mannequin and magnificence that enables for creativity and verticality. We have to break strains, get in behind the final line and get goal-scoring alternatives. Our defensive construction, our defensive readability, we’ll work onerous with that basis of depth to have the ability to do it in the true recreation,” mentioned the pinnacle coach solely to 90min

“San Jose has a lot potential. Why can’t we beat the opponent in entrance of us and have a greater season. It’s going to take a variety of work and it gained’t be straightforward. However I problem different groups to underestimate that as a result of I believe we have now the group for extra.”

San Jose at present sit in fifth place, after two victories and one loss within the 2023 marketing campaign. They return to motion on Saturday, when visiting new enlargement workforce St. Louis CITY at CITY PARK.

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