Earlier this week the New York Cosmos announced that defender David Diosa signed with Real Monarchs SLC.
Fans probably haven’t heard much of Diosa from this past season. He suffered a knee injury early on in the 2017 Spring Season that kept him out for the rest of the year.
As per league rules, no details of how long or how much Diosa signed for were announced.
Injuries have dominated Diosa ever since he signed a professional deal with the Cosmos in 2013. The only season were he played more than 1,000 minutes was in the 2016 season.
According to the club’s press release, the 24-year-old scored the first ever Cosmos goal in 25 years with Cosmos Academy U-18 team.
Over the course of five seasons, Diosa was able to log 7 goals and 8 assists and started in over 70 fixtures.
The Monarchs are apparently very excited to welcome the young defender to the club. Our friends over at RSL Soapbox note how Monarchs GM Dan Egner kept an eye on the defender for an extended period of time.
The USL and the Monarchs get more and more competitive with teams joining and players opting to sign there for the next season. Diosa comes with plenty of upside at just 24 years of age, and he’s yet to hit his prime as a defender yet.
As for the Cosmos, it’s a defender lost in an already weak defensive core. Expect a signing or two on the backline soon, or maybe a promotion from Cosmos B.