If you get the chance to speak with new Cosmos goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck it's easy to tell he's excited to be with the team.
"I love it [here] so far. Great team, great organization, great guys. I feel like it's been an easy transition for me."
Not to mention coming to a defending champion also adds to the excitement.
"Everything is in place. The foundation has been set to have great success going forward and I hope we can make it happen," said Zobeck.
The 24-year-old Iowa native signed with New York on Wednesday and had been with the team during their preseason trip to Dubai. Zobeck's journey to the Cosmos began after his agent and FC Dallas tried to work a loan for him.
"We were looking at the possibility of getting a loan to work originally," he explained. "That didn't work out. So we already had a little bit of a connection from trying to work that out to get up here."
With Kyle Reynish having left the team for Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, Jimmy Maurer takes the reigns as the team's starting keeper. And a majority of the Cosmos training camp was spent looking for someone to give the 2014 squad depth in net.
Signing Zobeck does just that.
"I just think a hard working player to add to the team," Zobeck said when asked what he brings to the Cosmos. He played college soccer at Valparaiso University and was selected by FC Dallas in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. "Who's always going to give his all. Going to give everything he has everyday and just bring the level of the team up anyway he can."
During his time with FC Dallas he did not appear in any regular season games, but did start in several of the team's reserve matches. Despite not seeing too much playing time in the MLS, Zobeck feels the experience can only help him with his new team.
"I feel like I learned a lot and playing with some of the big name guys in the country, it can only help you," Zobeck said. "You've seen what the best is. You know what to expect and you can bring that to training and games. And the environment here."