Former St. Francis Brooklyn Salvatore Barone will patrol the midfield for the Cosmos. (Photo courtesy of St. Francis Brooklyn College SID)
NEW YORK — The Cosmos Friday announced the signing of former St. Francis Brooklyn College midfielder Salvatore Barone.
Barone, 21, training with the North American Soccer League club during preseason.
The 5-6, 146-lb. Barone played with the Brooklyn Italians in the National Premier Soccer League in 2016, as an opponent to the Cosmos B team.
The son of Cosmos affiliate club manager Joe Barone, Salvatore helped St. Francis win the Northeast Conference title and reach the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament. The Terriers (12-5-3) fell at Dartmouth College, 1-0.
Barone played at Xaverian High School under head coach Carlos Jaguande, a former member of the Brooklyn Italians.
The Cosmos travel to Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium to take on Puerto Rico FC Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Miami FC in their home opener at MCU Park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.