Mateo, a Forward who will wear number 13, scored four goals in five appearances during the 2016 campaign, including the decisive third playoff clinching goal against AFC Ann Arbor.
“I am honored and humbled to be playing another season with Grand Rapids Football Club” said Mateo. “Growing up playing soccer, I hardly ever had the chance to play in front of my family due to traveling expenses and my Moms hectic work schedule. Playing for my hometown of Grand Rapids last season, finally gave me the opportunity to play in front of all the people who mean the most to me. I’ve also loved getting to know the incredible fans of this awesome city that come out to support us every week, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be representing this club again in 2017!”
GRFC President Matt Roberts commented “We couldn’t be happier to have Gabe back for the 2017 season. He had a few injuries that limited him last summer but we know at full strength he can affect games in various ways. His speed and finishing ability is something we will take advantage of as much as we can this summer”.
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