By FRANCO PANIZO
Marcos Senna enjoyed a dream first season with the New York Cosmos, and he has no intentions to leave the club in the near future.
The Cosmos announced on Thursday that Senna has signed a contract extension that runs through July 2015. Senna won the Cosmos’ Team MVP award last year and helped the club claim the Soccer Bowl by scoring in the 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks.
“I’ve had an incredible experience in New York so far,” the 37-year-old Senna said in a statement. “Right now, my body feels great and I want to keep playing for as long as possible. This has been a fantastic move for my family and me and we’re looking forward to another great year.”
Aside from helping the Cosmos win the championship match in their first season back, the former Spanish international contributed six goals in 13 matches. Senna was also named to the 2013 NASL Best XI team.
“Marcos was a tremendous presence for us last year,” Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “His leadership helped the team come together and physically his skills are still at a very high level. We’re delighted to have Marcos with us through the 2015 Spring Season and following that, both sides will sit down and discuss the feasibility of a further extension.”
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