Grand Rapids Football Club is proud to announce the signing of young strikers Alex Mendez and Jalen Rodriguez.
Mendez, a Sophomore at Aquinas College, is the younger brother of Aldony Mendez, who played for GRFC in 2015. Alex played the 2015 collegiate season with Davenport University, scoring 6 goals.
“Playing for GRFC has been an objective of mine since it was started” said Mendez. “From watching games the past year I could say that the spirit and atmosphere is at another level that makes it amazing for a soccer player. Excited to be part of this campaign to represent our City this year and I can promise the fans that I will give 100% of my best while being part of this amazing club. Vamos GRFC!”
Rodriguez, a senior at Ionia HS, plays for Midwest United U19s and will join the Boys in Blue after his youth season is completed.
“I’m looking forward to a great season with a great group of guys” said Rodriguez. “It is great to learn from experienced players and I’m looking forward to working with the coaches. I’m ready to compete and put everything forward for the team”.
Don’t forget our first exhibition of the season is this Saturday at 7pm. We take on Davenport University at Pat Patterson Field in Kentwood.