The New York Cosmos started the winter slowly, but in the last several weeks they've really got to work in assembling their roster for the 2016 season. On Friday, the club made another huge move, adding attacking midfielder Yohandry Orozco to the squad. As usual with the club, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Orozco is a diminutive 24-year old with 25 appearances for his national team, who will likely slot in on the left wing in most of his appearances. That role was filled by Leo Fernandes during most of the 2015 campaign, before the Philadelphia Union decided that his future was in Major League Soccer, as opposed to a return to the Cosmos.
Head coach Gio Savarese had the following to say about the addition of his countryman, whose best years should still be ahead of him:
"Yohandry is a young, talented individual. He brings speed and creativity to our attack."
With the Orozco's signing being official, the club is probably filled out enough to get the season kicked off, as they should have one of the better starting elevens in the North American Soccer League. Depth is still a big issue, however, and the club could use more help at striker, on the wings, and in defense before the title defense begins. Here's hoping there are more moves soon...