Quakes acquire Bobby Burling from Chivas USA

San Jose gets defender for third-round pick in 2010 MLS SuperDraft

San Jose Earthquakes Media Relations
Bobby Burling has appeared in 23 games in his MLS career, starting 19 of those matches.
Bobby Burling has appeared in 23 games in his MLS career, starting 19 of those matches. (Getty)

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the team has acquired defender Bobby Burling from Chivas USA in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

"We are excited to add a young player of the caliber of Bobby Burling to our roster," said General Manager John Doyle. "He brings great size and strength to our backline. He is also versatile player who can fill multiple positions at the back and even play up front."

Burling joins the Earthquakes after two seasons with Chivas USA. He has appeared in 23 games in his career, starting 19 of those. He has appeared in three games so far this season.

The 6-5 defender played for Loyola Marymount University for four years. Burling finished an accomplished career ranked in the top six of the LMU records in goals, assists, and points, and led the team in scoring as a senior despite having switched to central defender from his usual forward position. His final year on the team he was a captain and was named team MVP. He was named All-West Coast Conference three times and was on the NSCAA All-Far West Second Team in 2006 and Third Team in 2004.

Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Earthquakes acquire D Bobby Burling from Chivas USA in exchange for a third round pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

Name: Bobby Burling
Status: Senior
Position: Defender
Height: 6-5
Weight: 195
Born: October 15, 1984 in Clear Lake City, Texas
Hometown: Monument, Colorado
Last Club: Chivas USA
Citizenship: USA


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