BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College alum Patrick Bueno has signed to continue his soccer career with the London City Soccer Club of the Canadian Soccer League.
He ended his Union career as a three-time All-Appalachian Athletic Conference selection and was the team captain for all four seasons. Bueno played in 70 matches and started 67 times during his four-year career. He scored eight goals with 15 assists from his midfield position. Bueno provided Union with versatility as he played as a defender and forward for Union.
Before coming to Union Bueno played his prep soccer at Riverside High School in Greer, South Carolina.
Bueno is the 11th Union player to go on to play professionally and the first to play in the CSL.
"He helped us at Union build this program into something we can be proud of," Union head coach Tyler Brock commented. "I am sure he will help London City do the same thing."
In his senior season Bueno help lead Union to a 10-7-1 record which was the first time the Bulldogs won 10 or more matches since the 2001 season.
London City is located in London, Ontario and the club is North America's oldest professional soccer franchise. The organization was founded 36 years ago. The league features 11 teams located throughout Canada broken up into two divisions that play a 22-match schedule from May to October. Last season London City went 0-19-3 under the direction of head coach Sean Gauss.
"This (playing professionally) has always been a goal of his ever since I met him," Brock added. "Even when he came to Union on his recruiting trip as senior in high school, one of the questions he asked me was if he could go pro after graduating from Union."
Over the last two seasons Bueno played for the semi-pro Lexington (Ky.) Wanders for head coach Adrian Parrish. The Wanders are a part of the Kentucky Soccer Association and the United States Adult Soccer Association.