February 24, 2022 (Queens, NY) – Mathews Tejeda #12 has officially signed his first professional contract with Jarabacoa FC of Liga Dominicana de Fútbol, the top division in the Dominican Republic. The team plays at the 10,000 capacity Estadio Olímpico (La Vega) Stadium. Tejeda now joins the fast growing number of players from QBFC receiving offers from professional clubs after being a part of the club’s fully-funded Pathway To Pro program.
Head Coach of Queensboro FC II, Diego Gomez, is especially proud of Mathews development over the course of being a QBFCII player. His performance in the biggest moments during the club’s deep run at the National USL-A Playoffs in Tampa further solidified Gomez’s belief that he has a great future as a professional soccer player ahead of him.
“Mathew was a great surprise last year. He came to the tryouts and now I am happy to see him sign a professional contract with Jarabacoa FC. He was improving and understanding the game little by little to the point that he had a great performance during the playoffs where we needed players like him to step up. He is a diamond in the rough, a very talented player that also makes a huge difference with his incredible speed.”
In his own words, this is what Mathews wanted to say to his QBFC family about his time here as a player and recent professional signing:
“To my QBFC family,
I miss y’all already, truly. The game has taken me to different places and has given me many friends, but at Queensboro I’ve gained a family so I want to give a huge thanks to both coaches, Diego and Pau for helping me greatly in my development as a player with their methodology and professionalism also to the Technical Director Luis Gutierrez and Head Coach Director Josep Gombau Balague for their support ALWAYS and all staff members for everything. Thanks to the guys from the QBFC house and all my teammates for making me feel welcomed since day one, it was a pleasure and a blessing sharing the pitch with each one of you guys truly. I’ll never forget the great bond and memories we formed together, also a huge thanks to the great communication / media team for the support and the great and professional work they always did with us and finally to the Queensboro FC fans for the unconditional support at all times. I will always carry Queens in my heart and I hope to see you guys in the future. Thanks all Gracias a todos!!
Good luck on your next adventure, Mathews. Your QBFC Family is rooting for you. Vamos!