Goalkeeper Castaño Signs With Cosmos

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Santiago Castano.

The New York Cosmos continue to put pieces in place on the team’s roster as the NPSL side has signed goalkeeper Santiago Castaño.

A native of Queens, the 23-year-old grew up in the New York Red Bulls Academy and eventually signed a professional contract with the Major League Soccer (MLS) side.

In 2015, he made 21 appearances for the club’s United Soccer League (USL) team, New York Red Bulls II. He then moved to Colombia where he signed with Socrates Valencia FC. Castaño most recently played with TSF Academy in the National Premier Soccer League.

“I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an incredible organization and a club with such an important history in the U.S.,” Castaño said. “I thank God for this amazing opportunity that comes to my life in the perfect moment.

“We are very pleased to have Santiago as a part of our group this season,” said Carlos Mendes, Cosmos head coach. “He is a young talent who grew up playing locally and has tremendous ability. We are excited to see what he will bring to our team for the 2019 season.”