After another run at glory, the New York Cosmos squad continues to deplete.
David Diosa left the Originals this month to sign with USL side Real Monarchs, and Giovanni Savarese created a vacancy at the Cosmos’ managerial position after joining the Portland Timbers. Now, another critical member of New York’s squad has left the squad.
That crucial member would be the now former keeper of the Cosmos, Jimmy Maurer. Reports emerged recently noting that the American has signed with FC Dallas on a free transfer, despite his rumored value for around $250,000.
The move makes sense in Maurer’s case. The 29-year-old now has the chance to showcase his talents with a relatively “bigger” club than the Cosmos. Maurer was loaned out to Dallas after the MLS squad saw Jesse Gonzalez on international duty with the USA.
Maurer’s importance to the Originals will never be forgotten. He helped New York claim back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016 while being one of the biggest reasons the Cosmos featured in the playoffs this season.
Maurer was able to amass 6 clean sheets this past season which was good for 4th in the NASL. The Georgia native was always able to keep his goals against average under 1.00 which is sublime considering the defense he usually had in front of him.
As for FC Dallas, it’s a little hard to believe that regular minutes could be attained for Maurer. Regular starter in Gonzalez is still with the club and his starting position will likely carry into next season. Maybe it’s better for Maurer to backup for an MLS side rather than start for a club that’s uncertain for their future in the NASL.
Regardless, what Maurer achieved with the Cosmos has to be embraced. He’s been a big reason that New York remain one of the most successful clubs in North America, and he should get rewarded with bigger opportunities.
Good luck in the future Jimmy! You will be missed.
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