SAN JOSE (CBS13) – A 15-year-old Ceres native has become one of the youngest players ever signed in Major League Soccer.

The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Wednesday that they had signed Cade Cowell as a Homegrown Player. The teenager is a product of Quakes Academy, San Jose’s youth development team.

Cowell is only 15 years and 102 days old, making him the fourth-youngest player signed in MLS history. He’s also the youngest player signed in both Earthquakes and Bay Area professional sports history, the team says.

“Cade has a bright future ahead of him and it is up to him how far he will go,” said Earthquakes head coach Matias Almeyda in a statement.

Before his time at Quakes Academy, Cowell also played with Ballistic United and even earned a call up to both the U-16 and U-17 US national teams last year.

A forward striker, Cowell is rated a five-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.


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