(February 10, 2021) Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United and the Somos Unidos Foundation are thrilled to announce the signing of the tenth Academy player in their history. Midfielder Andres Robles will join the New Mexico United Academy Team for the 2021 season. Robles, who won a state title with Albuquerque High School, has played club soccer with NM Rush and Chivas Guadalajara.
“Andres has been with Guadalajara Soccer since he was eight years old,” said Robles’ Chivas Guadalajara coach Eduardo Garcia. “He is an incredibly talented, hard-working and dedicated player, and we’re excited to see him compete with the New Mexico United Academy.”
Andres is one the more focused and motivated players I've worked with in years,” said Robles’ Albuquerque High School coach Lucien Starzynski. “His goal is to be a professional player, and he lives his life accordingly, constantly looking to get better. There's a maturity that he plays with on the field and that he carries when he's off the field.”
Robles’ favorite soccer team is Barcelona and his favorite player is Andres Iniesta. Robles, like every player in New Mexico United’s Academy, will be fully scholarshipped into the program. These scholarships include registration, travel, equipment, and coaching costs. No player will have to pay a cent to compete in New Mexico United’s academy. These scholarships are made possible through the Somos Unidos Foundation and the generosity of community partners and individuals.
To learn more about the New Mexico United academy, please visit: https://www.somosunidosfoundation.org/academy
If you are interested in sponsoring Andres or any of our Academy players/programs, please visit: https://forms.gle/obwQX9a6ZYrGGtQz5
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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.
About New Mexico United Academy
New Mexico United Academy kicks off in 2021, and will provide the highest level of youth soccer instruction and training at no cost to any participant. Travel, equipment, training and registration are all included in scholarships provided for each participant. To learn more about our goal of providing the best possible soccer education for every New Mexican, visit somosunidosfoundation.org/academy
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