HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Darmstadt on February 2, 2017.
Jungwirth grew up as a central defender, but can also play as a defensive midfielder given his strong presence and disciplined approach in possession. He is a natural leader who will fight for his teammates and figures to have a significant role for the Earthquakes again this year.
INTERNATIONAL: Jungwirth has made 44 appearances for Germany at various youth levels from U-16 to U-20, scoring two goals.
OUTSIDE MLS: Jungwirth began his career at the youth ranks of TSV 1860 Munich. After making 33 appearances for the club's U-19 side, he earned his way onto the club's reserve squad, TSV 1860 Munich II, where he tallied three assists in 48 games played. In January of 2010, he was transferred to Dynamo Dresden of the 2. Bundesliga, where he remained for three and a half seasons. During his time with Dresden, Jungwirth made 97 appearances and recorded two assists. Ahead of the 2013-14 season, Jungwirth moved to VfL Bochum, also of the 2. Bundesliga. During his one season with the club, he scored one goal in 30 appearances with the first team and two goals in four appearances with the club's reserve side. Jungwirth then signed with Darmstadt in September of 2014. He made 63 appearances for Darmstadt, recording three assists, and helped the club earn promotion from the 2. Bundesliga to the top flight with a second place finish in 2014-15.