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March 29, 2013
Vuolo signs with Scorpions

Jeremy Vuolo has decided to put off pursuing ministry work, at least for the time being.
Jeremy Vuolo has decided to put off pursuing ministry work, at least for the time being.
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Former Red Bulls goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo has signed a contract to play with the San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League.

"Glad to announce that I have signed w/ the @SAScorpions Excited to help bring a championship to San Antonio! Vuolo said on twitter.

On March 6, Vuolo said in his blog that he would be stepping away from pro soccer and pursue a fulltime ministry. But thanks to current Red Bulls Luis Robles, Vuolo changed his mind.

"Having been in a similar situation just nine months earlier, Luis wondered whether my lack of passion for soccer was driven by the discouragements of the past year," Vuolo wrote. "He advised me not to disregard the opportunity but to seriously consider flying down to Texas for the week. Recounting his own experiences, he did not want me to be too hasty in stepping away from the game."

Vuolo, 25, admitted that when he stepped onto the field for his first practice, he really wasn't in the mood to play. But after the second day, things had changed.

"I found myself wanting to be on the field, wanting to play, and wanting to compete for the first time in a long time," he wrote. "Yet this passion was different than the desire for the game that I had known my entire life for this was a passion void of burden."

The 6-3, 196-lb. Vuolo was offered a contract by San Antonio and signed.
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