Defender Nick Lima has signed a new multi-year contract with the San Jose Earthquakes, the team announced Tuesday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lima, from Castro Valley, Calif., said in a statement “it has meant the world to me to be able to play for my hometown club.”
“From the minute that I signed my first contract, the support that I have received has been beyond all expectations,” Lima said. “I am very excited to extend my stay with the Quakes and will continue to give everything I have for this club because so far, it has given me more than I could ask for.”
Lima, the Homegrown right back who finished fourth in voting for the MLS Rookie of the Year award last season, has made 16 starts in 38 appearances with the Quakes.
He has three goals and two assists in league matches.
“Nick has the passion and technical skills that differentiate him from his competitors on the pitch,” Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in a statement. “He is very driven and sets high expectations for himself, which helps us grow us a team.”
—Field Level Media