Official: Cosmos sign Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta

Jairo Arrieta (Photo: Futhead)

Jairo Arrieta (Photo: Futhead)

The Cosmos have completed the signing of Jairo Arrieta, a Costa Rican international with DC United last season. The forward started in 15 of his 27 appearances last season, logging five goals.

Prior to his time in DC, Arrieta spent three season with the Columbus Crew after joining from Saprissa, the most prominent club in Costa Rica.

Arrieta has been a call-up for the Costa Rican national team since 2011, netting four goals across 16 appearance for Los Ticos.

“Jairo comes to us with great experience and is a goal-scoring threat,” said Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese. “His addition to the team builds on an already strong core of players returning for the upcoming season.”

Arrieta is in possession of a green card which means the Cosmos would not use an international spot for the signing.


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