MADISON, N.J. – Another piece to the FC Motown attacking puzzle has fallen into place as Danny Cordeiro has agreed to join the club, the National Premier Soccer League club announced Wednesday.
A former standout at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Cordeiro is a midfielder who brings plenty of creativity and individual spark to the pitch. In his final year at NJIT in 2017, Cordeiro was second on the team with five goals and three assists. He joins FC Motown ahead of the club’s inaugural season in the NPSL.
His play earned him second-team All-Conference honors. Cordeiro spent time this year on trial with the New York Red Bulls II of the United Soccer League.
He joins a midfield and attack that includes the likes of former Major League Soccer player Dilly Duka, who joined the club this offseason.
“Danny is a great fit to this team. He is energetic and hard-working while adding some creativity and vision to our midfielder,” FC Motown head coach Sacir Hot said.
“For a club with ambitions in the U.S. Open Cup as well as in our first year of the NPSL, a player like Danny is a great fit. He played in some big games in college and has strong experiences to draw from. He’s a welcome addition to our roster.”
Cordeiro capped off a flurry of moves over the past few days that included announcements of former Montclair State University star Lucas Terci joining the team. Former MLS and Cosmos defender Hunter Freeman agreed to join FC Motown last week.
“I am excited to join FC Motown as they have established a good relationship with the NJIT program,” Coredeiro said. “I hope to use my experience from the Red Bull’s preseason to hit the ground running and help the club make runs in the Lamar Hunt [Open] Cup, NPSL and National Amateur Cup.”
FC Motown opens th schedule on May 9 at Ranger Stadium in a first-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against the Red Bulls Under-23 team. Its first NPSL match is May 19 against FC Monmouth, a fixture that also will be at Ranger Stadium.