The New York Cosmos announced on Friday that they have agreed a deal to take Philadelphia Union midfielder Leo Fernandes on loan. As usual with the club, the specifics of the loan agreement were not disclosed.
Fernandes was drafted by the Union in 2013, and has spent the majority of his MLS career as an attacking option from the bench. He's also had two spells in USL Pro during that span, One spell to the Harrisburg City Islanders in each of the past two seasons.
The 23-year old was born in Sao Paulo, but grew up in New York. He played collegiality at Stony Brook, giving Gio Savarese yet another player in the squad with ties to Long Island.
The Cosmos had some success taking players in need of minutes on loan from MLS sides last season, though the Connor Lade debacle probably left a bad taste in many fans' mouths. Here's hoping Leo Fernandes' spell with the Cosmos more closely resembles those of Jimmy Ockford or Danny Mwanga.