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New York Cosmos signs St. John’s midfielder Jimmy Mulligan


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A St. John’s Red Storm soccer player is blasting off to the Cosmos.

The New York Cosmos professional soccer team announced the signing of St. John’s senior midfielder and captain Jimmy Mulligan on Friday. The team, which won the NASL championship last year following a 30-year hiatus in the league, believes Mulligan will be a key role player.

“Jimmy is a young, promising midfielder who brings a lot of energy on the field,” Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “He’ll provide good depth on the squad and help add some healthy competition.”

Mulligan, 22, finished his Red Storm career by earning both third team NSCAA All-Northeast Region accolades and second team All-BIG EAST honors. In his senior year, Mulligan helped lead St. John’s to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Mulligan was also the first St. John’s player to earn NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-America honors since 2008.

“For any kid growing up it’s a dream to play for their local team,” Mulligan said. “As a New Yorker, I’m thrilled to be signing for the Cosmos and playing for a team with such a revered history.”

 

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New York Cosmos present 2013 championship trophy


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The New York Cosmos soccer team was on top the universe as they presented the 2013 North American Soccer League (NASL) championship trophy on Wednesday to local officials.

Following a 30-year hiatus in the NASL, the Cosmos won the championship last month in their first season back in the league, for its sixth NASL title in club history.

“The championship was a testament to the hard work put in this year by our coaching staff and players,” said Erik Stover, the team’s Chief Operating Officer. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to present the trophy to the fans, New York State public officials and those who have supported our efforts from the onset.”

At the presentation State Senator Jack Martins voiced support for the team’s proposed stadium near the Queens border in Elmont. The proposal is still under review.

“This team deserves a stadium and the residents of Elmont deserve a stadium,” Martins said. “It’s an idea whose time has come, it’s an idea that we need today during these tough economic times.”

 

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