MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC has re-signed a pair of players in defender Raúl González and midfielder Leston Paul Sporting Director Tim Howard announced on Wednesday.
Joining Memphis 901 FC during the inaugural 2019 campaign from the Richmond Kickers, González contributed to Memphis with seven appearances and three starts over the 2020 season following a season-ending knee injury that sidelined him in 2019.
Since 2017, González has appeared in 63 USL Championship matches. In addition to his time in the USL, the 26-year-old was called up to the Puerto Rico National Team in January.
“We are pleased to have Raúl return for another year,” Howard said. “He is one of a handful of players who has been with us since our inaugural season and his versatility and athleticism will be an important addition to the roster.”
Adding depth to the midfield position, Leston Paul will return to Memphis 901 FC following a pair of seasons in Memphis after a move from Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC in 2019. During his two seasons in Memphis, Paul has been a consistent contributor with 31 games played and 19 starts.
The Trinidadian veteran has made multiple appearances for Trinidad and Tobago at the international level and brings a wealth of knowledge to the middle of the pitch.
“Over the previous two seasons, Leston has shown his leadership and experience both on and off the field,” Howard said. “We are excited to be bringing back someone with his winning mentality and high soccer I.Q.”
González will join fellow defenders Zack Carroll and Mark Segbers as Paul will pair up with midfielders Kadeem Dacres, Mitch Guitar and Dan Metzger on Memphis’s developing 2021 roster.
Additional news and information about the 2021 roster, schedule, tickets and more will be available in the coming weeks and months.