With anticipation for the first match in New Mexico United’s brief history reaching a fever pitch, the club is set to announce several more player signings before the first whistle blows on March 9. However, the core of the group has coalesced over the last eight months, and the inaugural roster has largely been set.

With an average age of 25, the club’s players fall just under the average age of 25.3 of players in the USL Championship as a whole, according to soccer statistics website Transfermarkt. 6 players have logged MLS minutes (David Estrada, Devon Sandoval, Sam Hamilton, Chris Wehan, Ethen Sampson, Justin Schmidt), while all but a few have prior USL experience.

Below are the players that currently make up the squad, per United’s website.



Forwards:

David Estrada

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Age: 31

Hometown: Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

Previous Club: Seattle Sounders 2 (now Tacoma Defiance, USL Championship)

College: UCLA

Kevaughn Frater

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 174 pounds

Age: 24

Hometown: Portmore, Jamaica

Previous Club: Phoenix Rising FC (USL Championship)

College: N/A

Santiago “Santi” Moar

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Age: 25

Hometown: Ordes, Spain

Previous Club: Bethlehem Steel FC (USL Championship)

College: Pfeiffer University

Devon Sandoval

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Weight: 189 pounds

Age: 27

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Previous Club: Atlanta United 2 (USL Championship)

College: San Diego State University/The University of New Mexico

Midfielders:

Ken Akamatsu

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 160 pounds

Age: 23

Hometown: Niigata, Japan

Previous Club: N/A

College: The University of Denver

Daniel Bruce

Height: 5 feet 6 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Age: 22

Hometown: Warrington, England

Previous Club: N/A

College: University of  North Carolina at Charlotte

Josh Goss

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 160 pounds

Age: 24

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Previous Club: N/A

College: The University of New Mexico

Juan Pablo Guzman

Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Weight: 155 pounds

Age: 30

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Previous Club: OKC Energy (USL Championship)

College: Liberty University

Sam Hamilton

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 175 pounds

Age: 23

Hometown: Denver, CO

Previous Club: Colorado Rapids (Loaned: CO Springs Switchbacks, USL Championship)

College: University of Denver

Saalih Muhammad

Height: 6 feet 10 inches

Weight: 176 pounds

Age: 23

Hometown: Richmond, CA

Previous Club: Penn FC (USL League One)

College: N/A

Toni Soler

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Age: 26

Hometown: Valencia, Spain

Previous Club: South Georgia Tormenta FC (USL League One)

College: Tampa University/Adelphi University

Chris Wehan

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 150 pounds

Age: 25

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

Previous Club: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

College: University of New Mexico

Ryan Williams

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 145 pounds

Age: 22

Hometown: Mililani, HI

Previous Club: Charlotte Eagles (USL League Two)

College: John Brown University

Defenders:

Ethen Sampson

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 165 pounds

Age: 25

Hometown: Mitchell's Plain, South Africa

Previous Club: Ubuntu Cape Town FC (National First Division)

College: N/A

Justin Schmidt

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Weight: 201 pounds

Age: 25

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Previous Club: Sacramento Republic FC (USL Championship)

College: University of Washington

Josh Suggs

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Weight: 175 pounds

Age: 29

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Previous Club: Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Championship)

College: Humboldt State University

Rashid Tetteh

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 165 pounds

Age: 23

Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Previous Club: Des Moines Menace (USL League Two)

College: High Point University

Austin Yearwood

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 170 pounds

Age: 24

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Previous Club: Richmond Kickers (USL League One)

College: High Point University

Goalkeepers:

Cody Mizell

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Weight: 185 pounds

Age: 27

Hometown: Woodstock, GA

Previous Club: Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL Championship)

College: Clemson University

Ben Beaury

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 175 pounds

Age: 22

Hometown: Cohoes, NY

Previous Club: Charlotte Independence (USL Championship)

College: Le Moyne College

Andrew Gunn is a freelance reporter for the Daily Lobo. He can be contacted by email at news@dailylobo.com or on Twitter @agunnwrites.