SAN FRANCISCO -- In keeping with their revival movement, the San Jose Earthquakes have hired former midfielder and fan favorite
Russell was a key member of the Quakes squad that won two MLS Cup titles in 2001 and '03. He rejoins former coach
The 32-year-old Russell played six seasons in San Jose before being released in '05. He attempted a brief comeback with the the Los Angeles Galaxy this past season under Yallop, but lasted only three games before retiring. During his MLS career, Russell scored five goals and dished out 20 assists.
The hire is the new club's latest of former Earthquakes players and staffers. In last week's Expansion Draft, the team selected defender
Yallop was rehired as head coach earlier this month after the Quakes were able to negotiate him out of his contract with the Galaxy.
The club is also reportedly trying to bring another former fan favorite,