Report: Costa Rican Footballer Marco Ureña will sign with San Jose Thursday

Costa Rican national Marco Ureña will reportedly sign with the Quakes Thursday.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Newly minted Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli provided little comment on the rumored signing or interest of new players heading into the 2017 season, which San Jose are hoping will be the campaign to snap the club’s three-year postseason drought.

But he did say fans should be on the lookout for a “surprise” in the coming weeks. Perhaps it’s not the surprise, but reports surfaced Wednesday that Costa Rican national player Marco Ureña would be signing with San Jose Thursday.

From Earthquakes Brazil:

He goes on to say that Ureña is currently “in the medical testing period.”

Reports of Ureña’s interest in an MLS move first surfaced at the beginning of the month, San Jose were early favorites in the sweepstakes because of Ureña’s relationship with Andrés Imperiale, according to a report from Teletica. The Earthquakes gained further ground in the sweepstakes for the player after they announced the signing of Harold Cummings, who also has a relationship with Ureña.

Ureña spent last season with the Danish Superliga club Brøndby IF, simultaneous to his striker duties for the Costa Rican national team. The 26-year-old has spent his last three seasons in Denmark, most recently for the Danish Superliga side Brøndby IF. Since his professional career began in 2008, Ureña has scored 15 goals, and an additional 10 in 40 appearances for the national team, including the third tally in their 3-1 victory over Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup.

Jeff Carlisle of ESPNFC also reported at the beginning of the month of San Jose’s interest in acquiring Ureña’s services.

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