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Alecko Eskandarian named head coach of Cosmos B

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The New York Cosmos announced on Tuesday that long-time assistant Alecko Eskandarian would be in charge of the Cosmos B squad for the 2015 season. Cosmos B will play in the NPSL, and will be holding a tryout session for those with interest.

Alecko had the following to say about the opportunity ahead:

"I'm extremely excited about being named the head coach of Cosmos B. The creation of this team represents an important step for the future of our club, and I'm looking forward to implementing the standards and values of the first team down to our NPSL team."

Meanwhile, head coach Gio Savarese is thrilled with the appointment:

"It’s important that our Cosmos B set-up shares the same vision as the first team. We want the B team players to play with the same style and philosophy. Having Alecko in charge of their development will ensure continuity from team to team and coach to coach."

Best of luck and congratulations, Alecko. Good luck in 2015.