San Jose brings back Jamaica’s Simon Dawkins, this time as DP

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San Jose made another significant CONCACAF addition to its squad when it announced the return of Simon Dawkins on Wednesday.

The Jamaican winger, 28, will be a Designated Player for the Quakes, joining Panamanian defender Anibal Godoy as an international star looking to help San Jose with its facelift.

The England-born Dawkins was a Tottenham Hotspur youth product before heading to San Jose on loan in 2011, where he scored 14 goals in two seasons.

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Dawkins then went on loan to the English Championship before being transferred to Steve McClaren‘s Rams, where he spent three seasons before moving back to the U.S.

He has 20 caps for Jamaica, with three goals.

Dawkins joins a cast of Quakes which can now be called a sneaky pick to impress in 2016. More signings are needed, plus the continued growth of Fatai Alashe and Tommy Thompson, but San Jose might just be coming around.