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New Mexico United Signs 3 More Dynamic Players

December 19, 2018 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - New Mexico United News Release

New Mexico United announced today the professional soccer team's latest player signings, under the guidance of Head Coach Troy Lesesne. David Estrada, Kevaughn Frater and Ben Beaury join New Mexico United's roster for its 2019 opening season. New Mexico United's first official game will take place on March 9 against Fresno FC at Isotopes Park.

David Estrada, forward, originally from Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, has had a long and successful career in soccer. Estrada was drafted in the first round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (11th overall) by the Seattle Sounders. In 2018, Estrada played for the USL's Seattle Sounders 2, with 33 appearances, 16 starts, 11 goals and 2 assists. Estrada was named to USL Team of the Week and as the Sounders 2 Humanitarian of the Year.

"I'm truly excited to work with [Coach] Lesesne again. I know his style of play will get results and the players he's recruiting are all hungry to make the inaugural year in New Mexico a memorable one," said Estrada. "Together with [Peter] Trevisani's vision, the whole community is in for an exciting first season of pro soccer."

Kevaughn Frater, forward, originally hails from Portmore, Jamaica. Frater most recently played (on loan from Harbour View Football Club) with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC, where he started in the 2018 USL Cup game against Louisville City FC. Frater's 2018 season with Phoenix Rising FC provided him with the opportunity for 21 appearances, 7 starts, 3 goals and 1 assist.

"I'm thrilled to have Kevaughn with New Mexico United. He's going to give us a completely different dimension in the way we attack. He has pace, power, and technique and knows how to create goals for himself and his teammates," said Lesesne. "He has significant experience in the USL and I'm looking forward to working with a talent like Kevaughn."

Ben Beaury, goalkeeper, originally from Cohoes, NY, was most recently signed to the USL's Charlotte Independence, where he was able to work directly with Coach Lesesne. Beaury attended college at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, where he played four years of collegiate soccer. During his four years at Le Moyne, Beaury was Northeast-10 All Conference, Northeast-10 First Team and Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year. In his final season with Le Moyne, he had 10 appearances, 86 saves and a 1.01 goals allowed average.

"I'm honored and excited to join New Mexico United for the inaugural season. A big thank you goes out to Troy Lesesne for giving me this opportunity," said Beaury. "I'm excited for this new challenge and can't wait to get started!"

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