Yesterday, the Cosmos announced two additions, Chris Wingert and Blijedi Bardic.
Long Island native and @StJohnsU alum Chris @wingert17 signs on with #NYCosmosB and @bledibardic returns to the club.#NPSL @StJohnsMSoccer https://t.co/MyfR5UtBqz— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) March 15, 2018
Chris Wingert is coming out of retirement to play for Cosmos B. In the MLS, he has featured for the Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, and New York City FC. He has one United States National team caps. Wingert is a Long Island native and an alumni of St. John’s Soccer program.
.@wingert17 is a green #NYCosmos pic.twitter.com/ugj2vyZGSx— Patrick Infurna (@pinfurna_) March 15, 2018
Additionally, @wingert17 is a seasoned defender and a local. His experience will be critical in what we expect to be a young team. Excited to have him, welcome!— 5 Points (@5_Points_NYC) March 15, 2018
Bledi Bardic featured for Cosmos B before being called up for the first team Cosmos. He has played professionally in Montenegro and in the United State’s NPSL.
Carlos Mendes has said the following about the signings:
Wingert and Bardic are two quality signings for Cosmos B. Bardic is a player with Cosmos DNA and has NPSL experience. Chris Wingert is an MLS level defender, as well as a New York local who will bring a lot of leadership to the NPSL side. We’re doing a great job of building our squad so far.