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New Mexico Adds Isidro Martinez to Squad

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 01/04/21, 5:24PM EST

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Attacking midfielder recorded eight assists for Rio Grande Valley FC in 2019 season


Isidro Martinez recorded nine assists and 86 Chances Created for Rio Grande Valley FC in 48 appearances over the past two seasons in the Championship. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico United announced on Monday it had signed midfielder Isidro Martinez for the 2021 USL Championship season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.

Martinez spent the past two seasons with Rio Grande Valley FC and comes to New Mexico having played in all 48 regular season matches since his professional debut, starting 43 of 48.

“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 and 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.”

Martinez had a stellar first professional season for the Toros as he set a club record with eight assists in 34 appearances, and over the past two seasons ranked tied for 13th in Chances Created in the Championship with 86.

Prior to joining the Toros, Martinez tallied nine goals and 13 assists at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and also competed in USL League Two for South Georgia Tormenta FC prior to Tormenta joining USL League One in the 2019 season. In 2015, Martinez was named the USA Today Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

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