Club Re-Signs Brian Holt

Cosmos reinforce depth with 27-year-old goalkeeper.
Published Jan 4, 2016

NEW YORK (January 4, 2016) – The New York Cosmos announced today that the club has re-signed goalkeeper Brian Holt. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Holt, 27, joined the team on trial for 2015 preseason fixtures in Hong Kong and California, registering his first Cosmos appearance in a 1-0 victory over Premier Development League (PDL) side Ventura County Fusion on Feb. 25. Two weeks later he was signed by New York for the 2015 North American Soccer League (NASL) campaign.

Holt made his league debut on Aug. 30 at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium with a 3-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks. He also appeared in the Cosmos’ historic friendly against the Cuban national team in Havana, spelling starting goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer in the second half of a 4-1 victory on June 2.

“Brian is an excellent goalkeeper,” said Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese. “Last season he showed his ability on a constant basis, and he earned his spot on this team. He has worked hard to be here.”

A four-year starter at Creighton University, Holt set an NCAA record with a .208 goals against average as a senior in 2011 while leading the NCAA with 19 shutouts and a 92.3 save percentage.

In 2014 he was a reserve goalkeeper with Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. He has also competed for two Union developmental affiliates: the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL and Reading United of USL PDL. In 2012 Holt helped Harrisburg reach quarterfinal play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.