Giovanni Savarese says the team will add an impact player at attacking mid. (Joy Rubenstein/FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)

By Michael Lewis

FrontRowSoccer.com Editor

Two midfielders are out and one is coming in.

With Walter Restrepo and Kalif Alhassan leaving the Cosmos in transactions the past two days, the two-time North American Soccer League champions are poised to add an attacking midfielder that will be an impact player, according to head coach Giovanni Savarese.

In a conference call Thursday, Savarese said he could not reveal the name of the player, although the newcomer must obtain a visa.

“Hopefully, it will go fast for the player to be able to be here,” Savarese said.

“You know how it is sometimes with the process of the visa. So hopefully that will go very fast and then the player will be with us as soon as possible.”

The Cosmos will play a friendly vs. Valencia in Regina, Saskatchewan Saturday before kicking of the fall season against spring season champion Miami FC at MCU Park July 30.