The San Jose Earthquakes currently sit six points out of the playoff places, and they might soon be making moves for reinforcements.
Fox's Julie Stewart-Binks reported on Sunday that the Quakes will run the rule over Jamie O'Hara this week when the veteran English midfielder arrives in Northern California for a trial stint.
A hard-working center mid with a cultured left foot, O'Hara brings ample experience in both the English Premier League and English Championship. The 29-year-old rose through Arsenal's academy system before joining their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, and subsequently went out on loan stints at Chesterfield, Millwall and Portsmouth.
Another loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers paved the way for a permanent move to Wolves, where he spent three seasons. Most recently he featured for Blackpool and Fulham, and is now a free agent after the expiration of a one-year deal with the Cottagers.
At international level, O'Hara appeared on seven occasions for England's Under-21 squad and is also eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland via his family heritage.
The Earthquakes have been hit by a range of injuries and suspensions this year, including the season-long absence of center mid Marc Pelosi due to knee troubles and a recent loss of center back Clarence Goodson for the rest of the campaign due to a back ailment.