Tragic news from the Lake Tahoe, CA July 4th Holiday.
Matheus Silva was the youngest player on the Quakes roster at 18 years old when he signed with the team on July 15, 2015.
Press Release from the San Jose Earthquakes, July 4th, 2017
“SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes released the following statement regarding 20-year-old midfielder Matheus Silva, who is currently on loan with the Earthquakes’ United Soccer League affiliate Reno 1868 FC
Matheus Silva had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe. After receiving life-saving resuscitation measures at the scene, he was transferred to a nearby hospital in Lake Tahoe and then airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. He is currently in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matheus and his family and friends.”
According to Matheus Silva’s player profile from the San Jose Earthquakes, he is a midfielder born in Sao Paulo Brazil. He moved to Florida to pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player, which allowed him to continue attending high school. He was the youngest player on the Quakes roster at 18 years old when he signed with the team on July 15, 2015. He was loaned out to Arizona United (Pheonix Rising) Soccer Club in 2016, and has been playing for Reno 1868 FC since March 2017.