HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on January 6, 2016.
Dawkins returns to San Jose where he spent two seasons on loan from 2011-12. Over the two seasons, the 28-year-old winger made 40 starts in 53 league appearances, scoring 14 goals and adding three assists. Dawkins and forward Chris Wondolowski are the only Earthquakes to score six or more goals in consecutive seasons since the club's return to Major League Soccer in 2008. He is also the only midfielder in club history to score 14 or more goals over a two-year period. Dawkins helped San Jose claim its second Supporters' Shield in 2012.
OUTSIDE MLS: Dawkins has spent the last two seasons with Derby County of the English Championship, tallying nine goals and seven assists in 73 appearances. He helped lead them to a third place finish and a spot in the promotion playoffs during the 2013-14 season. He previously spent time on loan with Aston Villa during the 2012-13 season, making four total appearances, including his Premier League debut on Feb. 10, 2013 in a 2-1 win over West Ham United. Dawkins started 13 games and scored twice during his first full season with the Tottenham Reserves in 2006-07 and subsequently went on loan with League One side Leyton Orient. In 2008-09 with the O's, Dawkins made 11 League One appearances and notched an assist during a 4-2 win in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy match against Southend United on Sept. 2.
INTERNATIONAL: Dawkins has earned 20 caps for the Jamaican National Team since making his debut on May 26, 2014, scoring three goals. He most recently tallied during a World Cup Qualifying match against Nicaragua on Sept. 9, 2015.