Rumor: Darrius Barnes will join New York Cosmos, reinforce center back corps

Darrius Barnes [Photo: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports]

A source has informed TICC that Darrius Barnes, formerly of the New England Revolution, will sign with the New York Cosmos and could join the club as early as tomorrow. 

The signing would address one of the thinnest parts of the Cosmos lineup. To date, Carlos Mendes, David Ochieng and Dejan Jakovic (signed Wednesday) are the only natural center backs on the team. The Cosmos appeared light in the back with Ochieng called up to the Kenyan national team, but the signing of Barnes would look to even that out prior to the match in Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Barnes’ history includes two years played with the Cary RailHawks U-23s, a USL PDL team partnered with the Carolina RailHawks, then of the USL First Division.

Barnes joins after playing for the Revolution since 2009, making 111 starts in 129 matches. He scored twice, adding four assists across that span. In the last two years, however, he made only nine appearances. This was, in part, due to a torn patellar tendon injury that sidelined him for six months.

Barnes was on the bench during the Open Cup loss to the Revolution in 2016.

A Prost Amerika report from January indicated the 30-year-old had departed the Revolution and was in talks to join another MLS club.

 

9 thoughts on “Rumor: Darrius Barnes will join New York Cosmos, reinforce center back corps

    • All top Mexico players want MLS, not nasl.
      Half the players would be here in the US, in MLS, but the salary cap keeps them from coming.
      If cosmos want good Mexican talent, then attack the division2 and low income ligamx teams.

      • ok, lets play the “Let Google be your friend” game.
        Mexico’s projected starting 11 tonight has how many *the ML$ players?
        a) 0
        b) none
        c) zero
        d) cero

    • All top Mexico players want MLS, not nasl.
      Half the players would be here in the US, in MLS, but the salary cap keeps them from coming.
      If cosmos want good Mexican talent, then attack the division2 and low income ligamx teams.

      • Pineda-Guadalajara
        chicharito- Bayer Leverkusen
        Vela- Real Sociedad
        peralta-América
        Marquez-Atlas
        Herrera-Porto
        Layún- Porto
        Moreno- PSV
        salcedo- Fiorentina
        Araujo- Santos Laguna
        ochoa- Granada
        thats 11. lets continue.
        Damm- Tigres
        gallardo-Pumas
        pulido-Guadalajara
        Lozano-Pachuca
        Gómez- Pachuca
        Jiménez- Benfica
        Reyes- METS. just seeing if you are still with me. Espanyol
        Alanís- Santos Laguna
        Ricardo Reyes-Atlas
        Montes-Leon
        Molina-Monterrey
        Jonathan dos Santos-Villarreal
        Dueñas-Tigres.

        so yea, when you say “All Top Mexico Players Want *the ML$…” who are you talking about exactly? giovani dos santos?

      • Jordy, please, somehow, make this happen. just a 1 year contract. thats it. please. (though my friend from Mex City informed me that Rafa is in charge of some youth club/association affiliated with Atlas, so he believes Rafa is staying in Mex.)

  1. I don’t agree but we need to get back to the south and reinforce our presence in california where mexicans communities are big, so if Nasl gets franchjses in LA, OC, TX and so on you will see that mexican players will come and I mean liga MX players not liga de ascenso

    I guess we should have taken a striker anyway

  2. With Ochieng with Kenya I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Barnes start at RB and Jakovic start next to Mendes, depending on where they play Richter. Solid signings though. Best CB depth the club has had, probably ever.

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