MLS (Major League Soccer) football side San Jose Earthquakes have added a new defender to their roster ahead of the 2022 MLS season following the signing of Oskar Agren. The MLS football team announced the signing of the 23-year-old defender.

San Jose Earthquakes have givenAgren a one-year deal to cover the 2022 MLS season with options for the subsequent three seasons.Agren was one of the first-round picks for the Earthquakes during the 2022 MLS SuperDraft as he was selected No. 13 overall from the Clemson University. The pick was acquired from D.C. United for a General Allocation Money (GAM) of $100,000 and for a second round selection (No. 36).

On the signing of Agren, Chris Leitch said that the Earthquakes targeted the defender in the SuperDraft after they were impressed with him at Clemson. Leitch is the General Manager at MLS football outfit San Jose Earthquakes. According to him, the Earthquakes targeted the player due to his leadership and contributions at Clemson. He added that Agren has worked hard during the off-season and that they excited and intrigued about his ability to transition into an MLS football player.

Agren was an important player for Clemson as they won the NCAA Division 1 national title last year. On an individual level, the defender was one of three MAC Hermann Trophy finalists in addition to the fact that he was named a First Team All-ACC and Second Team All-American defender. Agren played for IF LimhamnBunkeflo 07 in the Swedish league before he started playing college football.

San Jose Earthquakes director Leitch is convinced that Agren would be a success story at the club. Apart from Agren, the club also took OusseniBouda during the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. Bouda is a Generation adidas signing as well as a Stanford product.

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