San Jose Earthquakes ink midfielder Abu Tommy, fullback Colin Mitchell
The San Jose Earthquakes continued their roster tweaks on Tuesday, announcing two new signings to add depth to a squad that's been beset by injuries.
San Jose inked Abu Tommy, 23, central midfielder last played for FC Sheriff in Moldova, and supplemental draft pick Colin Mitchell, 22, who started for four years at Oregon State. Per league and team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Tommy appeared in 25 games during two seasons in Moldova. He joined the Earthquakes for the start of preseason camp and most recently started in the club’s 2-1 win against FC Dallas on Feb. 23 in Portland. Tommy previously captained Mighty Blackpool in his native Sierra Leone, has appeared for Sierra Leone’s national team at the youth levels and was called to the senior team’s camp in August of 2012 ahead of a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Tunisia.
Mitchell was a third-round selection (No. 53 overall) of the Earthquakes in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He scored nine goals and had four assists in 70 career appearances for the Beavers. The San Francisco native graduated from University High School in 2008 after winning three-consecutive Bay Counties League titles with the Red Devils.