Danny Hoesen to join San Jose Earthquakes on loan

Danny Hoesen

by JACK HAZZARD

San Jose has reached an agreement to add depth to their offense.

FC Groningen representatives tell EoS that the Dutch club and the San Jose Earthquakes have reached an agreement to loan forward Daniel Hoesen to California on a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old striker will join San Jose after spending two-and-a-half years with the Dutch Eredivisie side. While in Groningen, Hoesen played in 57 matches and scored 11 goals. A Heerlen native, Hoesen has spent time with historic European sides Fulham FC, Ajax, and PAOK. The Dutch striker has spent time with his country’s youth sides on the international stage, making a total of 13 appearances for both the U17 and U21 teams, scoring three goals for his national side.

Hoesen joins an Earthquakes side that is in need of goalscoring options. Currently, Quincy Amerikwa and Chris Wondolowski are the lone striking options on the team. The Earthquakes scored a league-worst 32 goals through 34 games last season. The Quakes, along with the Houston Dynamo (39) and the Colorado Rapids (39), are the only teams that did not crack 40 goals for a season last year, making Hoesen’s signing an important one for Dominic Kinnear and his side.