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 Signing:  VPS Adds Finnish International Striker Juho Mäkelä

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(Photo: Courtesy of VPS at www.vepsu.fi)

Stone Sports Management, LLC (“SSM”) is pleased to announce that Finnish Striker Juho Mäkelä has signed for Veikausliiga club Vassan Palloseura ("VPS") for the 2015 Season. The two-time league scoring champion comes to Vaasa after playing for three clubs in 2014. Mäkelä started 2014 with Swiss Super League club St. Gallen before signing with IFK Mariehamn just before the Finnish transfer window deadline. He would later sign in summer 2014 with eventual second place finishers and Veikausliiga debutants SJK.  VPS was in need of a Striker after last season's club scoring leader Steven Morissey went down with a long-term knee injury during pre-season. Head Coach Olli Huttenen quickly showed interest and a deal was soon reached.  This will be Mäkelä's first season since 2012 to have a proper pre-season before starting league play after signing during the winter transfer period with Bundesliga 2 side Sandhausen SV in January 2013 and with St. Gallen in October 2013. 

"I am really happy for Juho because VPS is a great fit, and I expect that with a full month of preparation  to acclimate to his new teammates before the 2015 Veikausliiga season will yield positive results for Juho on the field," says SSM’s President and Players’ Agent Justin Stone. “This is a very important season for Juho and want to wish him well on and off the field as he starts his VPS career."  

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(Photo: Courtesy of VPS at www.vepsu.fi)


Finnish media had prematurely reported that Mäkelä signed last week. He played in his first match last weekend against HIFK in the Cup.

"I am really excited to move to Vaasa and happy to become a VPS player.  I cannot wait to get the Veikausliiga season started!" exclaimed a joyous Mäkelä.  

SSM would like to congratulate Juho and thank Sami Salonen for his assistance and cooperation in this signing.  Click HERE to see VPS upcoming League schedule and make sure to follow Juho on Twitter @juhomakela.

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