Bledi Bardic tallied 10 regular-season goals. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)
Cosmos forward Bledi Bardic was named to the North Atlantic Conference XI in the National Premier Soccer League.
The 27-year-old Bardic enjoyed his second consecutive double-digit goal season with the club this season, finding the net 10 times in 14 regular-season games. Last year he collected 12 goals in 11 matches before he was sidelined for the postseason with a hamstring injury.
Bardic finished the regular season tied with the New York Athletic Club’s Travis Blair for the conference scoring lead. They also were tied for ninth in the NPSL among the goal-scoring leaders.
Teams, media and fans were part of the online voting process.
The Conference XI includes one head coach, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards. The Conference XI winners automatically qualify as nominees for the NPSL Region XI teams.
The Cosmos host FC Baltimore at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. Sunday at 6 p.m.
The North Atlantic Conference XI:
Jamal Lis-Simmons, Kingston Stockade FC
Jackson Rivers, Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds
Daniel Giorgi, New York Athletic Club
Joao Avila, Kingston Stockade FC
Patrick DeRosa, Greater Lowell Rough Diamonds
Ben Manoogian, Boston City FC
Juan Parada, Kingston Stockade FC
Mark Grant, Hartford City FC
Vitorio Argeri, Brooklyn Italians
Bljedi Bardic, New York Cosmos B
Patrick Guier, Brooklyn Italians
Travis Blair, New York Athletic Club