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Hispanic Heritage Month Videos

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  • Ariel Martinez | The Miami FC

    One of the key catalysts to Miami FC’s success in the 2021 USL Championship season, Ariel Martinez has competed in the United States since 2015 following his defection from Cuba during the 2015 Concacaf Gold Cup. The veteran forward - who made more than 50 appearances for the country early in his career - spoke with the USL’s Maury Urcadez about his journey through the game.
  • Dani Rovira and Anthony Velarde | Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

    Dani Rovira and Anthony Velarde are both in their third seasons at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, where the duo broke into the professional ranks prior to the 2019 season after their college careers. Rovira and Velarde have both been key elements to the Hounds’ consistent success, with Velarde having recorded 10 goals and seven assists in 65 regular season appearances in midfield, and Rovira having recently passed 2,000 minutes of action in 41 appearances in a defensive role for the squad.
  • Dani Rovira and Anthony Velarde | Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

    Dani Rovira and Anthony Velarde of Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC answer some rapid fire questions to learn more about their friendship.
  • Diana and Juan Cruz | Queensboro FC

    Queensboro FC’s arrival as a new expansion side set to join the USL Championship in 2022 in Queens, New York has expanded the opportunities to be part of the world’s game in the world’s borough. For young goalkeeper Juan Cruz, that opportunity is coming on the field as part of Queensboro FC II, the club’s academy program where he’s already making his mark as a player. For his older sister Diana, there’s the opportunity to make an impact on the club in the Front Office, where she’s using her skill set as a former college athlete as the club’s Team Administrator, supporting the club’s coaches and players. The siblings joined the USL’s Maury Urcadez to talk about their upbringing in Colombia and how their unbreakable bond grew even stronger through their work with QBFC.

  • Diana and Juan Cruz | Queensboro FC

    Diana and Juan Cruz answer some rapid fire questions to learn more about their relationship as siblings.
  • Jon Bakero | Phoenix Rising FC

    Born in Spain, Jon Bakero has never known life without soccer. As the son of Spanish international Jose Mari Bakero – who played at both the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cup for his country - Jon grew up around the game. When the door opened for Jon to attend Wake Forest and play NCAA Division I soccer in the United States, he seized the opportunity. Now in his third season with Phoenix Rising FC, Jon has continued to push himself to stay true to his family’s values on and off the field. He spoke with the USL’s Maury Urcadez about his journey, his family and the recent completion of his master's degree.

In Their Own Words

Players share what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them

Fan Vlogs

Fans show how they're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at their favorite team's home game

Tormenta FC Supporter Angel C.


San Antonio FC Supporter Homer G.


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