The San Jose Earthquake signed 14-year-old goalie Emmanuel Ochoa to a homegrown professional contract.

Ochoa is the youngest MLS player since Freddy Adu.

"The work we have done to prepare ourselves for the future at the goalkeeping position gave us an opportunity to offer a contract to Emi, even at his young age. We have established players we are going to lean on for 2020 and the years to come, which will allow Emi to develop at his own pace with achievable goals year over year, including ones from an academic and life perspective," said Earthquake general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

The Quakes also signed 16-year-old defender Casey Walls to a homegrown contract last week.

The team has five players under the age of 18.