MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC Sporting Director Andrew Bell and head coach Tim Mulqueen announced today the seventh signing for the team’s inaugural 2019 United Soccer League season, with forward Heviel Cordovés the latest to join the roster pending league and federation approval.
Cordovés joins defender Louis Bennett, defender Wes Charpie, midfielder Raul Gonzalez, midfielder Dan Metzger, defender Josh Morton, and forward Luca Uccello on the Memphis 901 FC roster.
“Heviel is a player I’ve known since he defected to the US in 2012,” Bell explained. “He adds a strong attacking pedigree to the squad and is another positive addition as we continue to build out the team in preparation for the start of the USL Championship season next March.”
“Heviel is a proven goal scorer in the USL,” Mulqueen said. “His veteran leadership and experience will be very important to us in our play this year. It’s exciting to add a player of his caliber to our existing roster.”
Cordovés spent the 2018 season with the Richmond Kickers, where he connected for seven goals in 24 matches. Prior to joining Richmond, he spent five seasons with the Charleston Battery and scored 28 goals in 127 matches.
The Havana, Cuba native joined the Battery after defecting to the United States during a Cuban National Team trip to Toronto for a World Cup qualifier in October 2012. He suited up for the National Team nine times from 2008-12, and he made his international debut in an August 2008 World Cup qualification match against Trinidad and Tobago. Cordovés also played for Cuba’s squad in the 2011 Pan-American Games and the qualification portion prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Additional signings will be announced in the coming weeks and months.