The New York Cosmos had several international roster spots to use this winter, but in the past few weeks, we've heard links to several players who would presumably fill those spots for the 2016 season. On Wednesday, we heard another, with the boys in green and white linked to a second Venezuelan international, midfielder Yohandry Orozco.
Juan Arango y Yohandry Orozco están en la agenda de fichajes del NY Cosmos. El lunes Gio Savarese cierra la plantilla.— Richard Morales (@RichardMoralesR) January 27, 2016
Orozco, a 24-year old attacking midfielder, would fill a gaping hole for the club. The diminutive attacker can play anywhere across the attacking band, including both the left and right wings (he's primarily left footed), two areas of need following the departures of Leo Fernandes and Walter Restrepo.
Yohandry was once one of the most highly thought of prospects in Venezuela, and has made 25 caps for his country to date, the first of which came in 2010. He's also had one stint in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, though that didn't go nearly as well as the player would have hoped, and he returned home on a free transfer in July, 2013.
Should the Cosmos manage to complete the signing of Orozco, along with Yasmani Duk and Juan Arango, the front line will look very different for the start of the 2016 season than it did in 2015. More depth on the wings would be welcome, as would more bodies in defense, but those needs would suddenly seem far less pressing than they did a month ago.