The New York Cosmos announced today the return of goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Our defense showed once again last season that they are the foundation of our success. Maurer played an important role in achieving our triumph last year,” said Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese. “We are very happy to have him back,” he added.
Jimmy Maurer, 28, signed to the Cosmos in 2013 and became the starting goalkeeper in 2014 being named in the NASL’s Best XI later that year. Prior to his arrival, Maurer played with Universidad de Concepción in the Chilean Primera Division.
A former star at the University of South Carolina, Maurer started all 78 games of his four-year collegiate career with the Gamecocks, recording the second-most shutouts in school history (28).
Maurer commented: “My family and I are happy to remain here in New York with the team. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing for this club and our fans and I’m glad that we are able to continue doing so”.