Cosmos Calvillo NASL Player of the Week

New York Cosmos
New York Cosmos Eric Calvillo.

The New York Cosmos started the fall NASL season with a 3-1 win over Miami FC thanks in large part to Eric Calvillo’s two goals.

For his efforts this past Saturday at home in at MCU Park in Brooklyn, Calvillo was named North American Soccer League (NASL) Player of the Week.

The Palmdale, Calif., native opened the scoring in the 64th minute when he put home a rebound that came from Ayoze’s penalty kick rattling the crossbar. After Miami’s Kwadwo Poku equalized shortly thereafter, Calvillo scored again, firing a well-placed shot into the bottom corner of the net from 22 yards out. Israeli international, Kobi Moyal, went on to add an insurance goal to complement Calvillo’s pair of tallies.  

Calvillo, 19, has scored in three straight games, including the Cosmos’ 2-0 win over La Liga side, Valencia CF, in an international exhibition match played in Canada.

Calvillo signed with the Cosmos on January 15, 2016, making his debut later that year against Jacksonville Armada FC. He scored his first goal for the club on October 29 – a game-winner in a 1-0 win over Minnesota United FC.

Back in 2015, Calvillo represented the U.S. in the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile, featuring in all three games for the American side.