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San Jose aiming for postseason place

Updated: August 18, 2010, 2:17 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Most designated players are expected to do two things: put butts in the seats and help the team win. Yet for the San Jose Earthquakes and Geovanni, fulfilling the latter objective will suffice.

That Geovanni isn't being expected to impact off-field matters -- at least directly -- was made clear Monday, when San Jose executive vice president of business operations David Alioto said of the Brazilian's signing, "This decision wasn't made for marketing reasons. This was a player that ...

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