The New York Cosmos announced today the return of midfielder Andrea Mancini. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We expect Andrea to compete for playing time this season,” said Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese. “He will add depth to our roster and will look into contributing to our overall progress throughout the season.”
Mancini, 24, is a product of the Inter Milan and Manchester City academies. Before joining the Cosmos last season, he suited up for Major League Soccer’s D.C. United in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He has played professionally in England, Spain and Hungary and is the son of former Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini.
"I am very happy to be rejoining a team with a winning mentality that has achieved so much in recent years,” commented Mancini. “I look forward to starting the preseason along with my former and new teammates."
The Cosmos will kick off the 2017 NASL Season March 25 when they travel to Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium to take on Puerto Rico FC. The Cosmos’ 2017 home opener will take place at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 pm against Miami FC. Season tickets are on-sale now.