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New York Cosmos sign midfielder Jimmy Mulligan

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NEW YORK – The New York Cosmos have agreed terms with midfielder Jimmy Mulligan. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jimmy is a young, promising midfielder who brings a lot of energy on the field,” said Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese. “He’ll provide good depth on the squad and help add some healthy competition.”

Mulligan, 22, is a midfielder from Medford, N.Y., who played at St. John’s University from 2009-2013. He finished his Red Storm career by earning both third team NSCAA All-Northeast Region accolades and second team All-BIG EAST honors. In his senior year, Mulligan served as the Red Storm’s team captain and helped lead St. John’s to the 2013 NCAA Tournament Second Round.

“For any kid growing up it’s a dream to play for their local team,” said Mulligan. “As a New Yorker, I’m thrilled to be signing for the Cosmos and playing for a team with such a revered history.”

Mulligan was also the first St. John’s player to earn NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America honors since 2008. Over the course of his collegiate career, Mulligan appeared in all 80 games over the past four seasons for the Red Storm, including 66 starts. The midfielder totaled eight goals, three game-winners, and nine assists for 25 points.