Club Signs Venezuela International Orozco

24-year-old attacking midfielder comes to New York for 2016 campaign
Published Jan 29, 2016

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NEW YORK (January 29, 2016) – The New York Cosmos announced today the signing of attacking midfielder Yohandry Orozco. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A dynamic offensive player on Venezuela’s Under-20 national team in 2009, Orozco debuted with the senior squad in 2010 and has since been capped 25 times. He was a member of the team that placed fourth in Copa América 2011, Venezuela’s best finish in the competition to date.

“Yohandry is a young, talented individual,” said Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese, a former Venezuela international. “He brings speed and creativity to our attack.”

“I’m excited to work with Gio, the rest of the coaching staff and my new teammates,” Orozco said. “This is a great environment for me, and I’m looking forward to growing as a player with this team.”

HIGHLIGHTS: Venezuela International Yohandry Orozco Comes to New York

At 19 years old the speedy Orozco signed with VfL Wolfsburg of Germany’s Bundesliga, registering seven first team appearances over two years. He moved back home in 2013, featuring for Venezuelan Primera División club Deportivo Táchira with 15 goals in 68 appearances. Orozco helped Los Aurinegros  finish second in the league’s combined standings during their 2014-15 season.