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By New Mexico United Staff, 03/31/21, 10:00AM MDT


Kowalski won the 2020 Desert Super Cup U19 Super Pro Bracket

(March 31, 2021)  Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United and the Somos Unidos Foundation are thrilled to announce the signing of the seventeenth Academy player in their history. Goalkeeper Evan Kowalski will join the New Mexico United Academy Team for the 2021 season. Henderson has played club soccer for New Mexico Rush and Pateadores and high school soccer with Volcano Vista High School.

“Evan’s attitude and commitment in soccer with New Mexico Rush has allowed him to have success at the club level,” said Kowalski’s coach at New Mexico Rush, Pancho Macias. “This attitude and commitment will continually put him in a position to excel with the New Mexico United Academy.”

Kowalski’s favorite soccer teams are Barcelona and Bayern Munich and his favorite players are Manuel Neuer and Lukasz Fabianski. Kowalski, 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.


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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

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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.

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