Last winter, one of the big moves made by the New York Cosmos was the signing of San Antonio Scorpions striker Hans Denissen. The club identified the Dutchman as an option to help them consistently find the back of the net, and lured him away from Texas despite interest from several other NASL clubs.
Unfortunately, the signing didn't work out for the boys in green, as Denissen suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 which saw him unavailable more often than not. With the signing of Raul, the retention of Mads Stokkelien, and interest in other veteran options such as Samuel Eto'o and Shola Ameobi, the club decided to part ways with the player, and to wish him the best.
On Tuesday, Denissen found himself a new home for 2015, signing on with the Atlanta SIlverbacks. Atlanta manager Gary Smith hinted that the 30-year old might best fit in a #10 role for his side, and had the following to say about his addition:
"Hans is a tremendous coup for us. He has great experience in both NASL and Europe. Hans is a very gifted player with a creative mind, great ability and vision, who is effective from both open play and dead ball situations."
While most Cosmos fans will have wished his time in New York played out differently, we'll be wishing nothing but the best to Denissen in Atlanta.