New Mexico United and the Somos Unidos Foundation are thrilled to announce the signing of Alex Waggoner, Javier Trujillo, and Yuto Oketani to the New Mexico United Academy roster. The three players have already begun training with their academy teammates, and are eligible to participate in matches immediately.
“Alex, Javier, and Yuto are incredibly-talented, ambitious players who will bring a lot of exciting attacking play to our side,” said United Academy Head Coach Luke Sanford. “These three have won titles, scored dozens of goals, and made their teams better through hard work, humility, and diligence. We look forward to continuing to help them grow and develop into the best versions of themselves, on and off the pitch.”
Waggoner is a Santa Fe/Taos-native who played his high school soccer at Santa Fe High School, scoring a state-high 73 goals, and adding an additional 16 assists en route to being named the 2021-2022 Gatorade New Mexico Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The striker’s favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo. His favorite club is Manchester United, and when he grows up he wants to be a good person.
Trujillo is a sixteen year old winger from Rio Rancho. He played high school soccer at Rio Rancho High School, helping lead the Rams to a state title. His favorite player is Lionel Messi, and his favorite club is Chelsea. When he grows up, Javier hopes to own his business.
Oketani is a seventeen year old Santa Fe-native, who played his high school soccer at Santa Fe Prep. He helped lead the Griffins to a share of the district title in 2021. Oketani’s favorite player is Lionel Mess, and his favorite club is Paris St. Germain. When he grows up, Yuto hopes to be an entrepreneur.
To learn more about the New Mexico United academy, please visit: https://www.somosunidosfoundation.org/academy
If you are interested in sponsoring Alex, Javier, Yuto, or any of our Academy players/programs, please visit: https://forms.gle/obwQX9a6ZYrGGtQz5