Jimmy Maurer signs contract extension with Cosmos

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

The New York Cosmos have extended the stay of yet another fan favorite.

Following the contract extensions of Ayoze and Hunter Freeman, the Cosmos have now come to terms with goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer on a multi-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“I’m pleased that the contract talks went smoothly and that it’s all sorted out with the club,” Maurer said. “I’ve been with the Cosmos since 2013 and want to continue to be a part of things going forward. There’s no question that this is where my family and I want to be for the forseeable future.”

Maurer inherited the starting goalkeeper job from Kyle Reynish after the team’s 2013 Soccer Bowl winning campaign. Since then, Maurer, 26, has made 41 appearances for the club, including 17 chutouts and 110 saves. In 2014, his work between the sticks earned him an NASL Best XI of the Year nod.

His exploits in net were also an integral part of the Cosmos Spring Championship win this season.

“Jimmy has great quality and is an important player for us,” head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “Though he’s young, he’s already had extensive experience for us in pressure situations and continues to get better year by year.”

  • Kevin

    The heart of the team

  • slowleftarm

    Red Bull reject!

    • OpenCupFan

      You’re a class act all the way.

  • slowleftarm

    He is better than my goalkeeper

    • slowleftarm

      If you’re going to masquerade as me you need to do a better job. How is a Red Bull reject better than the actual GK of Red Bull?

      • Bruce Arena

        good point

        Red Bull is the universally accepted stamp of quality. They’re judgement is always sound and they’ve never made any personnel mistakes

        That’s why their trophy case is filled to the brim

  • OpenCupFan

    Support your local independent soccer clubs!

    • slowleftarm

      You forgot to say bush league mcwendys