Earthquakes sign English veteran Stewart

1:00 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The San Jose Earthquakes announced Tuesday that the club has signed English defender/midfielder Jordan Stewart, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're very excited to add Jordan to our squad," said Earthquakes interim head coach Mark Watson. "He came and trained with us last year and did very well. He brings a lot of experience at the highest level of soccer and he will be an excellent addition the club."

Stewart is a 15-year veteran with experience in the top three flights of English soccer as both a defender and midfielder.

The 31-year-old began his career at Leicester City in 1999 before moving on to Watford in 2005, helping the Hornets achieve promotion to the Premier League. Stewart followed his time at Vicarage Road with stints with Derby County, Sheffield United, Skoda Xanthi of Greece, Millwall, Notts County and Coventry City.

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