Two-Time NASL Best XI Midfielder Walter Restrepo Returns To Cosmos

Restrepo played for the club in the 2015 title-winning season
New York Cosmos Staff | Jan 31, 2017

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The New York Cosmos announced today the re-signing of midfielder Walter Restrepo. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Walter is a former Cosmos player who understands the culture of the club and is aware of the high expectations we always have,” Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese said. “He is a player we know very well and I am sure he will give us a different look in the attack this season.”

Restrepo, 28, was a regular starter when the team won The Championship Final in 2015. He finished that season logging 31 appearances, scoring three goals and adding five assists. He was also a two-time NASL Best XI selection (2012 and 2014). After his remarkable season with the Cosmos, Restrepo was acquired by Philadelphia Union in 2016 and made appearances with USL’s Bethlehem Steel FC throughout the season.

The San Diego native also played professionally in Colombia from 2006-2010, appearing in both the first and second division for Deportes Tolima, Boyacá Chicó, and Expreso Rojo. He has also represented the Colombian national team at the U-17 level.

“It’s always an honor to represent the New York Cosmos," Restrepo said. "I am extremely thankful to the club for bringing me back. Gio and the coaching staff are putting a good-quality group of guys together and many of them are good friends of mine, so I am excited to come back and play with them.”

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