After spending his whole career playing in South America and in Europe, Marcos Senna has arrived in New York City.
“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world,” Senna said. “I just arrived and I am already looking forward to learning about this city.”
With his time at Villarreal coming to an end, the coveted veteran had many suitors in Spain and abroad but chose to continue his career in the NASL with the Cosmos.
“I wanted the opportunity to build something new,” he said. “The Cosmos are a growing team with an important history. With the NASL being a growing league, it is a great chance for me to be a part of something special.”
Senna took part in his first training session Monday. It was also the first time the team trained on the new practice field at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
“Everything went well. It was great to get out on the field with my new teammates and I am looking forward to getting to know them and to play under Giovanni Savarese.”
Having played the last 11 seasons for Villarreal, where he helped lead the formerly low-profile club to a second place finish in La Liga and into the semifinals of the Champion League, the former Spanish national team midfielder looks forward to facing a new challenge.
“After spending so much of my career in Spain with Villarreal, it's a brand new challenge,” Senna said. “I am extremely excited to get started here and to help so many young players who have such great careers ahead of them. I have been around the game for a while now and I am just as excited for this season as any I’ve been a part of in the past.”
Cosmos fans will get their first chance to see Marcos Senna in action at the club’s open practice at Hofstra University on Wednesday, July 10.
Marcos Senna is set to make his NASL debut on Aug. 3 against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets are still available for the match at nycosmos.com/tickets.
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