Empire of Soccer are reporting that the New York Cosmos have reached an agreement with free agent goalkeeper Keasel Broome. Broome was drafted in the third round of the 2015 MS draft by the San Jose Earthqukes, but was injured early on in training camp and ended up leaving the club. The keeper has been trialing with the Cosmos recently.
The 6'0" keeper hails from Delaware, where he earned first team all-state honors in both soccer and as the kicker for Carvel Academy's football team. He then moved on to Providence, where he was a three-year starter for the Friars. Broome dropped his GAA in each of those three seasons, while watching his saves total and save percentage increase from one campaign to the next. In 2014, he helped lead the Friars to the College Cup semifinals, where they'd eventually lose to UCLA.
If the EoS report proves accurate, Broome will likely begin the season as Jimmy Maurer's primary backup, as Kyle Zobeck is still dealing with an arm injury that has made him unavailable for this season's opener. Once that injury heals, it will be interesting to see how the backup keeper situation develops, with one of the pair likely to spend quite a bit of time starting for the Cosmos II side in the NPSL, with Brian Holt serving as their backup.
During his time at Providence, Broome also became a bit of an internet celebrity for this post-save celebration: