(December 14, 2020) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United is thrilled to announce the signing of Ilija Ilic. Ilic is the club’s first signing of the 2021 offseason. Ilic - from Belgrade, Serbia - spent the last two seasons with Indy Eleven of the USL Championship. Prior to those two seasons, Ilic spent four seasons with Lou City of the USL Championship, winning two titles in the process.
Prior to his professional career, Ilic played for Young Harris College, where he scored 64 goals in four years, and won numerous awards, including Conference Player of the Year and All-American First Team honors. Ilic is also a new father.
About New Mexico United
New Mexico United, the state’s first professional soccer franchise, brings the most popular sport in the world home to the Land of Enchantment. Fueled by a passion for community, New Mexico United’s promise is to provide a platform that brings New Mexicans together for a unique sporting experience, celebrating the unity and excitement inherent in world-class soccer.
The USL is one of the most successful professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 84 million and fueling the growth of the game across North America. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship. The USL has a national media partnership with ESPN, wherein all league matches are broadcast on ESPN+, ESPN3 and across linear channels. The league also operates USL Productions, which includes a state-of-the-art facility that produces and distributes more than 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates and international markets throughout the 2018 season.