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NASL: March 25, 2014 – NASL’s New York Cosmos announced Tuesday that striker Alessandro Noselli has signed a contract extension with the team.
“Alessandro was a decisive factor for our team last year,” said head coach Giovanni Savarese. “He not only contributed in terms of goals, but was also an important part of the team’s tactical movement. Now that he’s had a full season to get used to the game in the US, we expect bigger things from him this year. “
Noselli, 33, made nine games (four starts) for the Cosmos during the team’s fall season championship campaign, scoring three goals in the process, the third most scoring on the team.
Noselli will forever live in the Cosmos history books as he scored the game-winning goal of the Cosmos’s first competitive game in nearly 30 years when the team beat Fort Lauderdale in the 2013 NASL fall season opener. Despite missing four games mid-season due to injury, Noselli nonetheless emerged as one of the club’s top scorers.
“I’m very happy to stay on the team,” said Noselli. “We play an attractive possession-based style of play that is perfect for an attacking player like me. The camaraderie in this squad between the players is special and I’m looking forward to defending our championship title. “
Born in Italy, he started his career with his home team Udinese, but last played for Sassuolo in the Italian Serie B. During his four seasons with Sassuolo, Noselli scored 38 goals in 99 league games, including a career high in a single season 18 goals in the 2009 season / 10.