Mike Lahoud played seven games for the Cosmos in 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)

Former Cosmos midfielder Mike Lahoud recently retired from soccer.

Lahoud, 33, made four appearances for the Sierra Leone national team and played in seven matches as a loan player for the Cosmos from the Philadelphia Union in 2016.

He was a member of the Cosmos side that captured the 2016 North American Soccer League title.

“As I announce my retirement as a professional soccer player, I want to thank everyone that has been involved, directly and indirectly,” Lahoud said on his Linkein page. “I look forward to continuing being part of the beautiful game.

“For the love of the game,
Michael Lahoud”

Lahoud also performed for the Carolina Dynamo, Chivas USA, Miami FC, FC Cincinnati and San Antonio FC.

He has joined Cincinnati Soccer Talk as an analyst.

“My time in Cincinnati and the numerous things we were able to achieve is something I will always cherish,” Lahoud was quoted on www.cincinnatisoccertalk.com. “I look forward to talking all things FC Cincinnati and much more with the Cincy Soccer Talk crew.”