TRANSACTION TRACKER STATUS: Signing
The San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday announced the signing of US youth international Eric Calvillo to a multi-year contract.
Calvillo, a 20-year-old midfielder who can play centrally or on the right, comes to San Jose after two seasons with the NASL's New York Cosmos under current Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese. Before that, he represented the US at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
"Eric is a player that we have identified as a highly talented prospect," Earthquakes GM Jesse Fioranelli said in a statement. "With a significant amount of professional and youth national team experience at just 20 years old, we believe our club can support his development as he takes on MLS."
After scoring one goal in three appearances during his Championship-winning rookie season in 2016, Calvillo tallied three goals and one assist in 16 league appearances (13 starts) in 2017. In his 13 regular season starts, the Cosmos had a 5-2-6 record.
Calvillo, a native of Southern California, was also twice named to the NASL's Team of the Week. He earned Player of the Month honors in July.
Internationally, Calvillo has represented the US at the U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels. In addition to making the 21-man roster for the 2015 U-17 World Cup, he wore the captain's armband for the US at the 2016 U-19 Copa del Atlantico against the likes of France and host-nation Spain.