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Cornell Glen in his MetroStars daysTrinidad and Tobago striker Cornell Glen will be making a return to American Major League Soccer after signing with San Jose Earthquakes last Thursday.
Glen had been there on trial since last week and did enough to impress head coach Frank Yallop. The Earthquakes have signed Glen until the end of the season with the option to extend for the next season.

Yallop indicated that the Quakes do have a discovery claim on Glen, so the Quakes can take their time in assessing his ability without worrying about another club coming in and stealing him away.

Glen spent parts of three seasons in MLS beginning in 2004. He spent time with New York, Dallas, Columbus, Colorado, and Los Angeles, where an injury sidelined him for the last half of the 2006 season.

“It’s great to finally get a chance to come back out with an overseas club,” Glen told TTFF Media on Saturday.

“I’ve been working very hard towards this and coming here I felt this was the chance I had to grab. It’s good for me because I have the experience of playing in the MLS before and hopefully now I can establish myself again and help the club go on to greater things. They are an ambitious club and I hope to play a part in helping them achieve success,” Glen added.

Glen is expected to wear the San Jose shirt for the first time next Saturday against Houston Dynamos.

“I’m hoping to play a part for the National Team because that is every player’s dream. But it depends on whether I get called back. I think I need a few games under my belt but I’ll be ready once the call comes. We need desperately to get some good results in our upcoming games starting against Costa Rica,” said the 28-year-old Glen.

Yallop said he’s been eying the former LA Galaxy man for some time and is also reportedly interested in midfielder Densill Theobald.

“We had some interest in him the beginning of the year, but he wasn’t quite sure what he was going to do.

The ex-San Juan Jabloteh and Futgof striker spent parts of three seasons in MLS beginning in 2004. He is a former player with New York/New Jersey MetroStars, Dallas FC, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids and LA where an injury at the 2006 World Cup put him on the sidelines for some time before the club parted ways with him. He also spent the early part of his professional career in Portugal.