Cosmos Sign Venezuelan International Yohandry Orozco

Orozco joins international teammate Juan Arango in New York's midfield
New York Cosmos Staff | Jan 29, 2016

The New York Cosmos announced Friday the signing of attacking midfielder Yohandry Orozco. 

A dynamic offensive player on Venezuela’s Under-20 national team in 2009, Orozco debuted with the senior squad in 2010 and has since been capped 25 times. He was a member of the team that placed fourth in Copa América 2011, Venezuala’s best finish in the competition to date.

“Yohandry is a young, talented individual,” said head coach and sporting director Giovanni Savarese, a former Venezuelan international. “He brings speed and creativity to our attack.”

At 19 years old the speedy Orozco signed with VfL Wolfsburg of Germany’s Bundesliga, registering seven first team appearances over two years. He moved back home in 2013, featuring for Venezuelan Primera División club Deportivo Táchira with 15 goals in 68 appearances. Orozco helped Los Aurinegros finish second in the league’s combined standings during their 2014-15 season.

“I’m excited to work with Gio, the rest of the coaching staff and my new teammates,” Orozco said. “This is a great environment for me, and I’m looking forward to growing as a player with this team.”

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