Reported Earthquakes target Matias Perez celebrates a goal for Tigre
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Report: Argentine midfielder Matias Perez Garcia joining San Jose Earthquakes

Four of the top five assist leaders in MLS at the moment hail from Argentina. Could the San Jose Earthquakes be looking to land an Argentine playmaker of their own?

That's the word coming out of Argentina, where TyC Sports' César Luis Merlo reported on Friday that attacking midfielder Matías Pérez García is in San Jose to join the Quakes. ESPN Deportes also reported Pérez García's imminent deal with the team.

Pérez García, 29, played most recently in his native country with Tigre, where he played since 2012 and was part of the side that finished second in the 2012 Copa Sudamericana. A former Argentine youth international, he has also made professional stops in Uruguay, Chile and France in his career.

San Jose currently sit in last place in the Western Conference, and are among the lowest-scoring teams in the league. Earlier this month, team president David Kaval said the team was looking for attacking midfield help from abroad as a midseason upgrade.


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