On Wednesday, the New York Cosmos confirmed that midfielder Marcos Senna will be retiring from the sport at the conclusion of the 2015 season. The player intends to return to Spain following the end of his playing days, but has enjoyed his time in New York immensely, and intends to continue representing the Cosmos in a non-playing capacity.
As always with Marcos, his remarks following the announcement come off as both intelligent and eloquent, as is so often the case with his play on the pitch. Thee's little doubt that he could continue to be an effective starter in New York for the next several seasons, but acknowledges during the interview that he'd prefer to retire while he's still got something left in the tank, as opposed for hanging around for too long, as so many other players do.
Thankfully, we've still got the bulk of the 2015 season to enjoy the Spanish legend, before turning our thoughts to replacing him this coming winter. With any luck, we'll send Senna back to Spain with a second NASL title to celebrate, along with a US Open Cup victory.