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San Jose Earthquakes sign young midfielder Matheus Silva off the waiver wire

The San Jose Earthquakes have turned to youth to bolster their squad.

The California club announced on Wednesday that they have claimed midfielder Matheus Silva off waivers, pending receipt of a P-1 visa and ITC. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Brazilian-born Silva, 18, was one of the top prep players this year, leading Florida's Montverde Academy to an undefeated record. He has most often played as a holding midfielder and defender.