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New Mexico United & the Somos Unidos Foundation Announce Third Academy Signing, Albuquerque Native Paolo Vela

January 21, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - New Mexico United News Release


Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United and the Somos Unidos Foundation are thrilled to announce the signing of the third Academy player in their history. Midfielder Paolo Vela will join the New Mexico United Academy Team for the 2021 season. Bynum attends Bosque School, Pateadores New Mexico, and RSL Academy.

"Paolo is a young man with the highest character and integrity, and a work ethic bar none," said Vela's Pateadores NM coach, Jorge Vela. "His love of the game has gotten him through tough days."

Vela's favorite soccer team is Juventes and his favorite player is Xavi Alonso. Vela, like every player in New Mexico United's Academy, will be fully scholarshiped into the program. These scholarships include registration, travel, equipment, and coaching costs. No player will have to pay a cent to compete in New Mexico United's academy. These scholarships are made possible through the Somos Unidos Foundation and the generosity of community partners and individuals.

To learn more about the New Mexico United academy, please visit: https://www.somosunidosfoundation.org/academy

If you are interested in sponsoring Paolo or any of our Academy players/programs, please visit: https://forms.gle/obwQX9a6ZYrGGtQz5

If your child is interested in trying out for the New Mexico United academy, please visit: https://forms.gle/P63Fng7bHX6uKqdF6


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