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Official: Cosmos sign US U-17 player Eric Calvillo

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Eric Calvillo (Photo: NY Cosmos)

The Cosmos announced the signing of USA U-17 international Eric Calvillo today. Calvillo is now the third US youth prospect to have joined the club, following Haji Wright and Alexis Velela.

“Eric is a talented player with great potential,” said Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese. “We are committed to developing young players and offering them a pathway in professional soccer. Last year we added the B team, and this year our fully funded Academy will start.  Players like Eric Calvillo and Alexis Velela are part of this investment.”

While comfortable as a holding mid, Calvillo is a box-to-box midfielder. He saw extensive time in the U-17 World Cup, starting two of his three appearances in the group stage. The performance was clearly enough to get the attention of the Cosmos.

“Signing my first professional contract with a club like the New York Cosmos is incredible,” said Calvillo. “Wearing the same colors as all-time greats like Pelé, Marcos Senna and Raúl is a privilege.”

This signing is in line with goals the Cosmos have in regards to youth talent. These were shared with the media recently while discussing Wright and Velela.

 

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Luis Hernandez
Luis is the co-host of Cosmos Country podcast and pretends to be a writer every now and then. A stormtrooper aficionado, you can find him screaming at soccer games on TV when he's not attending Cosmos matches.
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