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Red Wolves Sign 2019 League One Champion Carlos Avilez

January 17, 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 former North Texas SC and South Georgia Tormenta goalkeeper, Carlos Avilez. Transaction pending league and federation approval.

Avilez was born and raised in Dallas, Texas to Mexican parents. The young goalkeeper prides himself in his Mexican heritage and dual citizenship, giving him the opportunity to appear for both United States and Mexico National teams throughout his youth career having played for the United States U15 & U16 teams as well as the Mexican U18 team. Most recently, Avilez was selected as a member of the Mexican National Youth training camp squad.

The 23-year-old joined the FC Dallas academy at 12 years old and began his professional career in 2019 with North Texas SC. His first professional season saw him make 32 appearances and subsequently won the USL League One title that year. Avilez then continued his career in Statesboro with South Georgia Tormenta for the 2021 season before joining the Red Wolves.

"I'm ready to give it my all for the crest and for those amazing fans at CHI Memorial Stadium," said Avilez. "Their style of play, the fans, the group of players that the team has and the amazing project that the team is building is something that I can't wait to be a part of."

"The goals are set clearly from the coaching staff and the club itself, and that is to win the championship. That's the main goal and I'm here to give it my all for that goal and to accomplish it at the end of the season. My mind and full focus is on the team right now, God and my work will determine my future."

Red Wolves Head Coach, Jimmy Obleda, admires the experience Avilez has acquired throughout his career. "Carlos is a great addition to the team. He's a goalkeeper that we've watched since 2019. He's a young man that has been a solid presence everywhere he has been. Given his age, he has a great level of experience, has been on youth national teams, and won a championship with North Texas SC. He's the kind of goalkeeper that we like, not only good at saving shots and defending the goal, but also able to play and help us start attacks with the ball at his feet. We are looking forward to him doing great things with us this year."

"We've watched Carlos' career in League One since his days with the FC Dallas organization as well as his history with the US and Mexico youth national teams," said Red Wolves GM & President, Sean McDaniel. "It's good to announce him as one of the Red Wolves goalkeepers this season. We have high expectations for him and are glad he's with us in 2022."

Avilez is the third confirmed new member of the 2022 squad - joining newcomers 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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