New San Jose Earthquakes signing Innocent Emeghara has wasted no time in getting involved with the team as he trained with his new teammates at the earliest opportunity after officially joining the club on Monday.
The Swiss striker joins the Earthquakes as a Designated Player and he has outlined his message for the fans in a video interview on the club’s official site that showed how excited the 25-year-old is to be involved in MLS with the team.
Emeghara is the fourth San Jose DP in the club’s history and he joins the team at a time when the future’s looking bright as the team prepare to play in their brand new Avaya Stadium in 2015 under returning head coach Dominic Kinnear.
The Quakes finished bottom of the Western Conference with just six wins last season, the joint lowest in MLS, and so things can only improve.
Emeghara showed real passion in his introductory interview as he signalled his intentions for the season:
“America is the future,” he said. “I will try to do my best job in the best city and in the best country in the world.
“When I’m on the pitch I just like to play football and to do everything just to help the team. Football is a team game and it’s very important that I work together with the coach, the team and we have to try to win every game.
“That’s the first step we have to take. We must try to win every game. In every training session we have to give everything.”
Emeghara is blessed with pace and he will hope to help San Jose get off to a fast start in MLS when the new season gets underway next month.
He went on to address the fans in his interview and his words will fill even the most pessimistic Earthquakes fan with some optimism.
“For the fans, I am happy to be here and I think you are also happy to have me here. We have a new home now, a new stadium with new players.
“I want you to come and watch the matches and see how good and hardworking we are and we are going to give you the best we can and do everything to win every match.”
Emeghara looks like he could be a fan-favourite straight away in San Jose and supporters will hope the passion he showed in his message will be translated by his performances on the pitch.
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