In the third episode of Para Nosotros, Por Nosotros – the USL’s new video collaboration with Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Kicks to the Pitch – host Denise Jones speaks to two Latina women forging their path in professional soccer.
Jones first checks in with Maury Urcadez, who joined the USL earlier this year as the league’s digital host after working in USL League One for FC Tucson. A former player, Urcadez has used her experience on the field and in broadcast journalism to tell stories from around the USL since her arrival at the league.
Then, Jones catches up Diana Cruz, who has been an integral figure in Queensboro FC’s launch, serving as the team administrator for the club’s USL Academy program that is headed to the USL Academy Playoffs in Tampa, Fla. in December. A former college athlete, Cruz has been in the middle of the club’s growth, with QBFC set to join the USL W League and USL Championship in the coming years.