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U-17 striker Haji Wright joins New York Cosmos
by Mike Woitalla, March 30th, 2015 12:31PM
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The NASL's New York Cosmos have signed 17-year-old Southern California product Haji Wright, who started at striker for the U.S. U-17 national team in its successful quest to qualify for the U-17 World Cup.

Wright played for the LA Galaxy Academy before entering the U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla. He trained at Schalke 04 as a guest player before the U-17 Concacaf Championship in February. Wright, who tallied 18 goals and seven assists in 22 games for the U.S. U-17 team in 2014, scored once in qualifying tournament

“Getting the chance to train with and learn from world-class players such as Raul and Marcos Senna is any player's dream," Wright said in a Cosmos press release.

“Haji is a very exciting prospect,” said Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese. “He has some special attacking qualities and can play as a striker or on the wing and gives us some more options in the final third.”


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  1. BJ Genovese
    commented on: March 30, 2015 at 3:06 p.m.
    Key word by Savarese...."some attacking qualities". I imaging this player at one time u13/14/15 being the fastest kid on the field and playing long ball and probably scoring lots of goals. As in the CONCACAF qualifiers everyone has caught up and his team play is lacking His ball control and decision making is severely lacking. He will be a perfect MLS player though. Thats why hes not at Schalke.

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