Player Details


Judson Silva Tavares




5' 6"


168 lbs

Date of Birth

5.25.1993 (30)



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side


Roster Category

Career Summary


How He Joined The Club: Acquired on permanent transfer and signed using Targeted Allocation Money on Oct. 29, 2019…Previously spent 2019 season with club on loan from Brazil side Tombense.

2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 20 starts in 21 appearances, earning the club’s Defensive Player of the Year honors … Earned MLS Team of the Week honors for Week 23 … MLS is Back: Made five appearances (all starts) during the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 115 minutes in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.

2019 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 23 starts in 27 MLS appearances … Made MLS debut and first career MLS start in season opener against Montreal Impact on March 2 … Tallied first career MLS goal in 3-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 24 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature in Fourth-Round match against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 ... Started and played 90 minutes in Round of 16 match against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Started and played 58 minutes against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Played 22 minutes against Real Valladolid C.F. on July 16.

Professional Experience: Spent the last three years on loan with Brazilian club Avaí FC … Despite attracting offers from first division clubs, Judson remained with Avaí FC from 2016 and 2018 and helped them achieve promotion twice to the top-flight Série A … Judson helped his side earn promotion to the Série A in 2016 by finishing second (19-10-9) and conceding the second fewest goals in the league … In his lone season in Série A, Judson averaged 5.24 interceptions per game, third among all players in that category.