By DAN KARELL
When the New York Cosmos began to assemble their team, they aimed for signing anywhere from 25-28 players come opening day on August 3.
As of Saturday, they’re now at 26.
The Cosmos added another final piece to their growing roster for their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League by signing Brazilian defender Roversio, pending a physical exam. The 29-year-old centerback joins the club on a free transfer.
Sources tell SBI that Roversio turned down multiple offers from Major League Soccer teams, including the Montreal Impact.
Most recently, Roversio featured for one season at Orduspor in the Turkish Super League, after spending the previous four years in Spain with Osasuna and Real Betis. The 6-foot-2-inch tall defender also has played in Portugal for Paços de Ferreira and Gil Vicente, after beginning his career in Brazil with Santa Cruz.
Upon the successful completion of his physical, Roversio will become the third Brazilian on the Cosmos squad, joining Paulo Mendes and Marcos Senna, both midfielders.
Roversio is joining the team on their pre-season trip in London, England and is set to take part in Wednesday’s friendly match against Leyton Orient.
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