(January 4, 2021) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United is excited to announce the signing of Isidro Martinez ahead of the 2021 USL Championship Season. Martinez, who played the last two seasons with Rio Grande Valley Toros FC, comes to New Mexico having played in all 48 matches since his professional debut, and starting 43 of 48. In 2019, the midfielder/forward set the RGVFC record with 8 assists on the season.
“Isidro is an intelligent center midfielder that understands how to set the rhythm for his team, along with having the quality to play the final pass,” said New Mexico United Head Coach/Technical Director Troy Lesesne. “He has a fantastic engine and is willing to run for his teammates. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes with our club.”
In addition to a successful and impactful two years with RGVFC, Martinez tallied nine goals and 13 assists at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. (2015-2018) He also played for USL League 2’s South Georgia Tormenta in 2018, where he appeared in 12 matches. In 2015, Martinez was named the USA Today Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
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.