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Pedro Hernandez Signs First Professional Contract with Red Wolves

January 25, 2022 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Chattanooga Red Wolves SC News Release

CHATTANOOGA, Tn. - The Chattanooga Red Wolves are pleased to announce the signing of first-year-pro Pedro Hernandez. Transaction pending league and federation approval.

Hernandez was ​​born in Walnut Creek, California and began his collegiate soccer career in 2017 at California State, Monterey Bay as a right midfielder. Throughout 4 seasons with the Otters, Hernandez made 56 appearances and scored 16 goals - setting a career record of 10 goals and 6 assists in 17 games during the 2021 season. In 2019 the midfielder recorded his first career hat trick and third in school history.

Hernandez says that signing his first professional contract is a dream come true. "My hard work and sacrifice is finally starting to pay off, but the journey has only just begun. There's tons more work to do," said Hernandez. "I'm very grateful for the opportunity to sign with the Chattanooga Red Wolves. Their style of play, culture, and unity is what will pave the way to success. Our group's desire to win is greater than the fear of failure. With that mentality we are ready for anything."

Red Wolves Head Coach, Jimmy Obleda, identified Hernandez at the Red Wolves open combine in December. "He is a crafty young man that we are very excited to bring in this year. He has all the attributes that we look for in a winger, on top of it he scores goals. That's not easy to find," said Obleda. "We're looking forward to great things from Pedro this year as we add him to our attacking group."

"Pedro looks to be one of the more exciting and dynamic players on the Red Wolves roster," said Red Wolves GM & President, Sean McDaniel. "When Coach Obleda and I sat down to discuss filling in roster gaps for 2022 it was clear we needed a high-energy, durable flank player. Pedro fits that role and we have high hopes for a breakout season for him."

Hernandez is the fifth confirmed new member of the 2022 squad - joining newcomers Jonny Guadarrama, Carlos Avilez, DJ Benton, Jorge Paez and returning players Ualefi, Jimmie Villalobos, Daniel Navarro, Josue España, Jorge Luna, Sebastian Capozucchi, Rey Ortíz, Rafa Mentzingen, Juan Galindrez, and José Carrera-García. More player announcements to follow throughout the week.

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