Ahead of the 2018 NPSL season, New York Cosmos B have announced the signings of Bljedi Bardic, Alexis Velela, Chris Wingert, Jonathan Borrajo and Wojciech Wojcik.
Fans of the club are already familiar with Bardic as the 26 year-old spend the last NASL season with the senior team. During his time with the first team, Bardic found the back of the net twice in ten appearances.
“Bljedi is a versatile goal scorer that can help us in many ways in our attack.” said Head Coach Carlos Mendes.
Defender Alexis Velela also rejoined Cosmos B, a team he has already spent time with. The 19 year-old made his debut for the senior team in September of 2016 against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
“It’s great to have Alexis back with the team. He’s a young guy that battled for playing time with the Cosmos first team the last couple of years, and has a lot of NPSL experience,” commented Mendes.
Bardic and Velela aren’t the only players returning to the club, midfielder Danny Szetela signed an extension with the team recently, becoming the captain of Cosmos B.
In addition, veteran defender Chris Wingert also signed with the club. The 35 year-old has plenty of experience of US soccer experience, playing 10 years for MLS’ Real Salt Lake. Wingert is also not a stranger to New York, calling the big apple home in 2015 for New York City’s debut MLS season.
“I’m very happy with these additions to our club,” said Cosmos B Head Coach Carlos Mendes. “I’ve known Chris a long time. He’s a quality player that will bring a lot experience and leadership to our younger players.”
A third defender was added to the squad recently with the signing of 30 year-old Jonathan Borrajo. Borrajo has spent the last two years with Miami FC after joining the team in their inaugural season in 2016.
Coach Carlos Mendes had great things to say about his new signing, “Borrajo is a versatile defender that can get forward and play a few positions for us,” “He also brings a lot of experience to the squad. He’s a great addition for us.”
Another striker has been added to the Cosmos B roster with the addition of 25 year-old Wojciech Wojcik. The Polish born attacker joins the club after spending the last two seasons with USL side OKC Energy.
“It will be an honor to represent such big club with so much history,” said Wojcik. “I’m excited to meet all of the fans and to experience one of the best cities in the world.”
New York Cosmos B kick off their season away from home on May 7th when they take on Boston City FC.