CPP student Eugene “Pele” Martinez to play in expansion team Vancouver FC (Canadian Premier League)

Vancouver FC has signed Eugene “Pele” Martinez (‘23, kinesiology) after he made an impression at the club’s open trials. Martinez played for Cal Poly Pomona’s NCAA Division II men’s soccer team in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. He is also the owner and founder of Pele Soccer Foundation in Belize, an organization that provides youth soccer training, clothing and equipment, and promotes the importance of education.

This story was originally published by Canadian Premier League on Feb. 23, 2023.