El Salvador’s Flores inks Cosmos deal

After spending six months on loan with the New York Cosmos, Andres Flores (blue jersey) was acquired permanently by the North American Soccer League club on December 19, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

NEW YORK – The New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL) announced Friday that the team has permanently acquired El Salvador international Andres Flores from Turín-FESA, with the midfielder signing a multi-year contract.

The 24-year-old spent the 2014 NASL Fall Season with the Cosmos on loan, appearing in eight league games and scoring one goal.

“I really enjoyed my stay with the team last season,” Flores said.  “It’s a great coaching staff with an attacking philosophy and I had very good chemistry with my teammates.  Coming back to New York permanently was something that I was always wanted to do.”

A San Salvador native, Flores has earned 39 caps for the El Salvador.  He started all four of the Cuscatlecos’ matches en route to a fourth-place finish in the 2014 Central American Cup, helping them qualify for next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Flores began his youth career with Academia Chelona and moved to Argentina’s River Plate in 2006, where he spent three years.  In 2009, Flores returned to El Salvador with Isidro Metapan, where he made over 60 appearances and led the club to multiple Primera Division titles.  In 2012, he joined Viborg FF in Denmark for one year on loan before returning to Metapan.