Ligue 1 Veteran and Young Brazilian Prospect on trial with San Jose
Coutadeur is likely the more interesting of the two trialists. He’s spent his entire career in Ligue 1 playing for Le Mans, Monaco, and Lorient. The 29 year old’s career was at it’s peak when he was playing for his hometown team Le Mans, where he made 108 appearances for the club. He was sold to Monaco in 2009 for €4 million, and then to Lorient in 2011 for €2 million. Since the 2012/2013 season, he has missed a total of 528 days due to various injuries.
Coutadeur looked good in his outing against Club America, and would make a solid addition to the midfield, but the Quakes are already crowded in that spot with JJ Koval, Fatai Alashe, Jean Baptiste Pierazzi, and Matias Perez Garcia. However, the Quakes do not currently have a two way #8 CM. Kinnear has tried Koval at that position in preseason, but his play has been underwhelming thus far this year. GM John Doyle and head coach Dominic Kinnear could be trying to move Perez Garcia out wide and allow for him to spend more time in the attacking third with the ball rather than bringing the ball up.
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Matheus Martins Silva
Silva is an 18 year old Brazilian born CB and defensive midfielder who currently plays with the Montverde Acadmy in Florida. Apart from that, there isn’t really much on him.
In the game on Tuesday, Silva looked nervous and made several mistakes – which arguably led to Club America’s second goal. Maybe Dom just wanted to bring in a player to help get through the friendlies, and because the academy kids and the Burlingame FC guys were busy getting ready for playoffs, he didn’t want to use them.