Austin FC II announced today the team signed Christo Vela to its MLS NEXT Pro roster. Vela joins ATXFC II on loan from Cancún FC of Mexico’s Liga de Expansión MX.
“Joining Austin FC II is an amazing opportunity, and I’m excited to help the team in any way I can as we work together toward our goals this season,” said Vela.
Vela, an 18-year-old attacking midfielder from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, spent time in the youth systems of Liga MX clubs Necaxa and Chivas Guadalajara before signing with Cancún FC in July 2022. Vela went on to score one (1) goal in 14 appearances for Cancún.
“Christo is a promising young player to add to the Austin FC II attack,” said Austin FC Interim Sporting Director Sean Rubio. “We wish him a warm welcome to Austin and look forward to seeing him in MLS NEXT Pro action.”
MORE ABOUT AUSTIN FC II
Austin FC II will train and operate alongside the Austin FC first team and academy teams out of St. David’s Performance Center. Further player signings will be announced throughout the coming months in addition to more details on scheduling and competition format.
Follow Austin FC II’s social channels (@AustinFCII) and check austinfc.com for regular updates on the club.
CURRENT AUSTIN FC II ROSTER
GK (1): Eric López
D (3): Anthony De Anda, Chris Pinkham, Cheick Touré
M (3): Bobosi Byaruhanga, Leo Torres, Christo Vela
F (2): Emmanuel Johnson, David Rodríguez