Cosmos B Sign Four Including Veteran Neeskens

New York Cosmos
John Neeskens.

The Cosmos B team has signed several players as the squad continues to round out its roster ahead of the upcoming season.

John Neeskens, 24, returns to the Cosmos organization after spending the past three seasons in USL and the lower divisions of Spanish football.

Carlos Mendes, Cosmos head coach, calls Neeskens a “technically solid player” who is able to play center back and left back.

Neeskens first signed with Cosmos B in early 2015 and captained the team to an undefeated season that included an NPSL Championship. The organization inked him to a first team deal shortly thereafter where he finished the year winning the 2015 NASL Championship.

In addition, Armando Guarnera, 21, returns to Cosmos B for the second straight season. The 6’ 2” defender will bring depth to the backline.

Cosmos B also added young attacking options in forward Zaire Bartley, 20, and central midfielder Mateo Durnago, 19. Bartley is a Bronx native and formerly of New York Red Bulls II and the New York Red Bulls Academy. Durnago hails from Queens and the BW Gotschee Academy.