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New York Cosmos make another move, add Costa Rica international Jairo Arrieta

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It's Major League Soccer "Super"Draft day, so naturally, the New York Cosmos are announcing a player move. Shortly after the first round of picks concluded, the North American Soccer League side announced that they've reached an agreement with Jairo Arrieta, who spent last season with D.C. United.

Arrieta has played in MLS since 2012, when he joined the Columbus Crew. He was left exposed for the 2014 expansion draft, and was subsequently selected by Orlando City, though he was traded to D.C. United before ever suiting up for the expansion side.

The 5'8" forward can fill a variety of roles for Gio Savarese and the Cosmos, and it sounds as if the coach's system was one of the key factors in the player's decision to come to New York:

"I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. The coaching staff has a great reputation and I believe I can score goals in their system."


Jairo holds a US green card, meaning that he won't use one of New York's valuable international roster spots, of which they're limited to just seven. It's a nice pickup by the NASL champions, with some bigger ones likely yet to come.