Cosmos add to goalkeeping core with Steward Ceus, Kevin Tenjo signings

Published Jul 24, 2020

The New York Cosmos announced Friday the signing of goalkeepers Steward Ceus and Kevin Tenjo for the upcoming 2020 NISA Season. Both signings are subject to USSF and NISA approval.

Steward Ceus is a name that Cosmos fans will surely remember, as he amassed nearly thirty North American Soccer League appearances in stints with the Atlanta Silverbacks, Minnesota United, and San Francisco Deltas. An Albany University alumnus, Ceus last featured for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the USL Championship. He additionally has earned sixteen caps for the Haiti National Team.

“Joining the New York Cosmos is a dream come true for me,” said Ceus. “Growing up in West Haverstraw, NY I was fortunate to be a part of a Cosmos summer camp as a kid. I feel like things have come full circle and now I am able to be a part of this club. I am ready to get to work and bring my intensity every day.”

“Stew brings a lot of valuable experience to our club,” added Mendes. “He’s a big presence in net, and a great shot stopper. He has a personality and character that is valuable to our locker room and will help us push our level higher as the season goes on.”

Tenjo, 24, returns for his fifth season with the Cosmos. A key performer in the club’s 2018 North Atlantic Conference title, the goalkeeper spent part of last season with the Milwaukee Torrent of the National Premier Soccer League.

“I’m very happy to join this club again,” said Tenjo. “This club is a family for me, and it’s always a pleasure to represent the Cosmos. I’m grateful for the staff for giving me an opportunity to be here again. I’ve enjoyed every moment – we’ve worked hard in training the past few weeks. I’m ready to give my all for the Cosmos.”

“Kevin’s someone that we know very well at the Cosmos. He’s hungry and has looked fit and sharp in training so far,” added Mendes. “We’re excited that we were able to add him to our team. He’s someone that will challenge for starting minutes in goal, and we’re happy to have him back with the club.”

The club also announced that it terminated its contract, by mutual consent, with goalkeeper Santiago Castano.