The New York Cosmos, champions of the second division NASL, in their return to soccer have been able to take advantage of a rule change for playoff qualification to be in a position to retain their championship.
In preparation for the future beyond this season, the Cosmos went into yesterday to acquire a 37 year player, Raul, from Spain, is one of the best players in the soccer world. Raul is well aware of the Cosmos history. “They helped establish soccer in America and I’m honored to follow in their footsteps.” Raul said.
“I believe in this club’s vision and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
A professional goal scorer par excellent, he holds record for most goals for Real Madrid, who he played for 16 years starting at age 17. He led them to six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions Cups. That will be valuable for the 2015 season. He will sign a multi-year deal along with a front office position upon retirement.” He’s a world-class player and he adds a whole new dimension to our attack.” Head Coach Giovanni Savarese pointed out.
“Raúl isn’t coming here on a transitional basis. He is here to help us grow.”
He left to FC Schalke in Germany and in 98 games scored 40 goals and a Champions League Semi-final appearance in 2011. He teaches winnjng wherever he goes and is already been placed as technical advisor of the Cosmos Youth Academy. “He also brings immense passion and knowledge that he can share with our team and with the next generation of Cosmos players in our youth academy. Savarese said.
“He’ll help set the academy training curriculum, structure and establish our player development pyramid.”
Another example of the Cosmos commitment to long term success.