Scorpions Sign Former New York Cosmos Midfielder Joseph Nane And Goalkeeper Matt Cardone

San Antonio Scorpions have signed former New York Cosmos midfielder Joseph Nane as well as former Trinity University goalkeeper Matt Cardone
San Antonio Scorpions Staff | Apr 17, 2015

The San Antonio Scorpions have signed veteran holding midfielder Joseph Nane, the club announced Friday. 

"Nane is a player we've admired for a while and we’re certainly familiar with his ability from playing against him during his time with the Cosmos,” head coach Alen Marcina said. “He is a fierce competitor with championship experience, he is powerful yet technical with the ball, and he adds defensive bite to the center of the park for us. We're delighted to welcome Nane to the Scorpions as someone who fits right in line with the vision we're building towards this season."

The 6-foot-2 midfielder was selected in the 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft by Toronto FC and made his professional debut for the Canadian club later that year. In 2011, he was traded to the Colorado Rapids and his MLS resume includes starts in the CONCACAF Champions League, the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, and the MLS Cup Playoffs in addition to 1,368 minutes played in the regular season. In 2013, he signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and went on to capture the Soccer Bowl with them that November. The native of Yaounde, Cameroon, played collegiate soccer at Old Dominion University.

The Scorpions also announced the signing of San Antonio native Matt Cardone. The 6’3”, 215lb goalkeeper attended Trinity University. While there, he was a two-time Division-III All-American and posted a 0.49 career goals against average. Prior to joining the Scorpions, he was a trialist with MLS expansion team Orlando City SC.

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