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    March 20, 2015 2 min read

    Sebastian Velasquez is a Columbian-American.  He played college ball in South Carolina for Spartanburg Methodist Community College.  While his time there, Sebastian took the college soccer team to new heights.  He was being coveted by NCAA Division 1 teams along with some MLS teams.  By the time he graduated from the junior college, he had a tryout with Real Salt Lake.  In college his ball control and deadly left foot was what got him noticed by a lot of people.  He was drafted by Real Salt Lake in the MLS SuperDraft in 2012, being the first junior college player to be taken in the either the first or second round.  Most of the players drafted that high are from division 1 schools. 

    His playing time at Real Salt Lake was not the greatest.  38 appearances through 2012-2014 seasons and only one goal during that time, he really didn’t stand out that much for the club as much as they would have hoped.  He has been traded to New York City FC for allocation money on December 19, 2014.  Coach Jason Kreis sees a different player in Velasquez because of the experience and maturity.  Velasquez has gone through his ups and downs for his short career that he can be counted on now for consistency of play.  He has taken a liking to Villa because of everything he has accomplished over in Spain.  Velasquez says that Villa is still humble enough to teach the youngsters a thing or two to help the club prosper.    Villa has even pranked the youngster on the plane ride home, by taking a picture of Velasquez sleeping.  Velasquez wants to get him back in the future to tie up the score. 

    Can this player help out his team get the trophies?

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