Vako - San Jose Earthquakes - September 19, 2020
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Ex-San Jose Earthquakes DP Vako joins Asian champions Ulsan Hyundai

Former San Jose Earthquakes designated player Vako has joined Ulsan Hyundai in South Korea's K League 1.

The Georgian international is joining the reigning Asian champions, who earned a berth at this month's Club World Cup where they exited to Concacaf Champions League winners Tigres UANL.

 

It's the latest stop on the globe-trotting career Vako is carving out for himself, having played in his native Georgia, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States before the move.

Vako spent three and a half seasons with the Earthquakes, joining the club in 2017 as the team's youngest-ever Designated Player. He played 94 games and scored 26 goals for the team before his option was declined at the end of the 2020 season.