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William Yarbrough move to MLS reportedly too costly

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He’s staying with Leon for now

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A USMNT player could be headed to the San Jose Earthquakes from Club Leon. No, Landon Donovan isn’t taking his talents to the Bay Area, but a deal for goalkeeper William Yarbrough was reportedly in the works. According to Mexican outlet Medio Tiempo, Yarbrough was interested in making a move to the MLS club. This comes after the team brought in keeper Rodolfo Cota, who represented the Mexican National Team in the past, from Chivas. With a the keeper from the LigaMX champions being brought in, it seemed like a move would be wise for the American.

However, Medio Tiempo reports that Yarbrough’s salary requirement is too much for the California club and he will be staying put in Leon for now. The keeper started 15 games for the club in La Clausura allowing 26 goals with three clean sheets and a 6-4-5 record. For their part San Jose could use the help, they currently sit in 10th place in the Western Conference. Defensive organization has been an issue with the club so far this season, but it seems like for now, they will look elsewhere to improve their squad.