As first reported by Empire of Soccer on Monday, the New York Cosmos have reached an agreement with goalkeeper Keasel Broome. The former Providence keeper had been drafted in the third round of the MLS draft by the San Jose Earthquakes, but has recently been traveling, on trial, with the Cosmos.
Gio Savarese noted the upside of Broome, when asked about the signing:
"Broome is a young player with a lot of potential. He travelled with us during our preseason tour and we were impressed by what we saw during training. He has a great attitude and will fit in well here at the Cosmos."
For his part, Broome seems to be excited about the opportunity to start his professional career with the North American Soccer League side:
"I’m thrilled about this opportunity to join the Cosmos. Having just finished college this is a really exciting development in my career, being signed to a world-famous club with a talented squad."
Broome will likely end up in the traveling squad for this weekend's match in Fort Lauderdale, as returning backup Kye Zobeck is currently out injured. Last season's starter, Jimmy Maurer, is still expected to start.