UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Cosmos B Wednesday added six players to its National Premier Soccer League roster.

Former four Cosmos B players were included — defenders Jesus Alvarez (Concordia College) and Alejandro Penzini (Adelphi University) and midfielders Nick Costa (Adelphi) and midfielder Fernando Cortez (Suffolk Community College).

Defender Teddy Niziolek (Seton Hall University), who last year played for the United Serbs, and midfielder Joey Sanchez (Adelphi), who performed for FC Boulder in 2017, also were inked to deals.

“These guys have all done well through the first week or so of tryouts and practices,” Cosmos B head coach Carlos Mendes said. “I know many of them, and some trained and played with the Cosmos. There’s a good amount of quality and depth in this group.”

Cosmos B will participate in its first competitive match of the season against the Brooklyn Italians in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Long Island University Brooklyn, Sunday, May 6 at 8 p.m.

The Cosmos will join play in 2018 as the North American Soccer League has decided to go dormant in wake of the U.S. Soccer Federation decision to rescind its Division Two status.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.