La Paz FC signs American Zenoni for Libertadores Cup debut

La Paz FC, the surprise of the 2007 Bolivian season, has signed 23-year-old American Kyle Zenoni for its first Libertadores Cup campaign that will begin with a first-round two-game series against the runner-up of Mexico's Interliga that begins Wednesday in the United States.

Zenoni, a defender-midfielder, attended Wisconsin-Milwaukee and played for Falu BS in Sweden's First Division North (third division) for half of the 2006 season and the USL-1 Minnesota Thunder in 2007.

La Paz FC joined Bolivian clubs San Jose and Real Potosi in qualifying for the 2008 South American club championship with a pair of 2-1 wins over Bolivian powerhouse Bolivar in a playoff.

La Paz FC gained promotion to Bolivia's First Division in 2003 and enjoyed its best season in 2007 when it won the preseason Copa Aerosur del Sur and finished second to San Jose in the Torneo Clausura, falling 1-0, on the final day of the season.

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