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News: Kalif Alhassan Leaves the Cosmos

The midfielder moves on after five games with New York


It’s been a quiet July as far as signings and departures for the Cosmos. Last month saw the return of Lucky Mkosana and the arrival of Kobi Moyal to the club.

Yesterday, the Cosmos announced that they have mutually part ways with Kalif Alhassan. The midfielder played a total of five matches for the club, scoring one goal. The goal was not only beautiful, but it ultimately gave a point to the Cosmos as the match ended 2-2.

Alhassan had stints with both the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Minnesota United before playing five MLS seasons with the Portland Timbers. No news has emerged as to where Alhassan might play next.

You can view the team’s release of the news right here. It includes statements from both Alhassan and Head Coach Giovanni Savarese.

Interesting Read:

Jake Nutting, a writer for Empire of Soccer, has given an overall midseason report card on the New York Cosmos. Personally, I thought there was some fair grades for certain players. Expect the grade for Eric Calvillo to go up for the Fall Season. Nutting also provided a grade for Alhassan.

The Cosmos will be traveling to Saskatchewan to take on La Liga giants, Valencia CF. The match will take place this Saturday, July 22.