The San Jose Earthquakes announced Friday that they have acquired forward Quincy Amarikwa from the Chicago Fire in exchange for defender Ty Harden.
Harden, 31, was selected by the Earthquakes in stage two of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft. In three seasons with the club he appeared in 26 games. The eighth-year MLS veteran notched his 100th career appearance against the Fire on March 22, scoring the game-winning goal for the Earthquakes in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium.
The 27-year-old Amarikwa signed with the Fire prior to the 2013 season. In three seasons with the club, he tallied 11 goals in 60 appearances. With the emergence of an attacking trio of Designated Players and Mike Magee closing in on his return to the side, Yallop felt the need to add depth to his back line.
Amarikwa was originally drafted by the Earthquakes in the third round (32nd overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of UC Davis. He made 25 appearances for the club and tallied two assists and one goal before being traded to the Colorado Rapids in 2010.
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