Cosmos Sign Two, Including A Familiar Face

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Kobi Moyal and Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese.

The New York Cosmos roster today has a familiar face and a new one as the team has re-signed forward Lucky Mkosana and central midfielder Kobi Moyal.

Lucky Mkosana

Mkosana, 29, originally joined the Cosmos in November 2014. He had previous experience in the NASL, as he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Zimbabwe native tallied four goals in 35 games for Tampa Bay before moving to the Cosmos. He was apart of New York’s championship teams in 2015 and 2016.

Mkosana joined IFK Mariehamn in the Veikkausliiga (Finnish Premier Division) earlier this year, leaving his mark with two goals in nine appearances. He also featured in the 2017 Finnish Cup, helping his team reach the quarterfinals with two goals in six games.

Moyal, 30, began his career at Beitar Jerusalem, playing for both the youth and senior teams. The Israeli native made more than 100 appearances for Beitar’s First Team, winning the 2006-07 Israeli Championship and the 2009-10 Toto Cup in the process.

“I am very happy to join the New York Cosmos,” he said. “This is a historic organization to be part of and I look forward to contributing in any way I can.”

Following loan spells at Hapoel Kfar Saba and Bnei Yehuda, Moyal joined Sheriff Tiraspol in the Divizia Naţională (Moldova’s top division) for the 2013-14 season. The midfielder added more silverware to his trophy cabinet, contributing to the team’s championship win that season. While at Sheriff, he took part in the UEFA Europa League and played against the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur, which defeated Sheriff 4-1 on aggregate.

Moyal made his Israeli national team debut on June 2, 2014, coming off the bench in the 81st minute in an exhibition match against Honduras. Most recently, Moyal rejoined Beitar for the 2016-17 season, making 13 appearances in league play, five in cup competition, and four in the Europa League for his boyhood club.