Cosmos B head coach Carlos Mendes is optimistic about the club’s three latest signings. ( Photo)

With Cosmos B preparing for next week’s home opener, the National Premier Soccer League club announced the signing of three players Tuesday afternoon — Ivan Berterame, Reece Dalton and Donjet Mavraj.

Berterame, 24, spent last season with Miami United FC in the NPSL. In 2016, the forward had 10 appearances for Cosmos B and scored seven goals.

Dalton, 22, is a Long Island, N.Y., native having played at Nassau Community College and Buffalo University. He spent the end of 2017 and beginning this year with Sheffield F.C. in England.

Mavraj, a 27-year-old Austrian, is an attacking midfielder-forward wjp played last season with Miami United FC.

“Berterame, Dalton, and Mavraj have been training with us for a couple of weeks,” Cosmos B head coach Carlos Mendes said. “They all bring quality to the team with good experience. I expect them to compete every day in training and work their way into the game day roster.”

Cosmos B is scheduled to host the Brooklyn Italians in its home opener at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Tuesday, May 15 at 8 p.m.

The team, which won its league opener at Boston City FC last week, was eliminated from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Sunday, dropping a 3-2 decision at the Brooklyn Italians.

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