The Cosmos are back, although a major rebuilding phase awaits them on the field. Still waiting on news of a home for the 2017 season, many questions are still remain on who will suit up for the green and white.
While several mainstays and fan favorites of the club have departed, three players will return for them in 2017.
After joining from Bethlehem Steel in late September 2016, the right fullback started five of six appearances for the team. Playing in the NASL Championship Final, the Pennsylvania native scored the penalty kick that sealed the club’s third NASL title in four season.
The Kenyan international factored heavily after signing with the club next year. Starting 11 of his 13 appearances and adding an assist, a series of injuries to Roversio, Carlos Mendes, and Jimmy Ockford permitted “Cheche” considerable playing time.
He also saw a return to the Kenyan national team who recalled him for several matches last year.
The US youth international only saw three appearances last season, but made a splash in his first start, the final match of the regular season, by scoring a headed goal against Minnesota United.
Calvillo received call-ups to the US U-19s last season.