Fordham grad Matt Lewis, after a year in USL having signed with MLS team Sporting KC then off to their USL team, Swope Park Rangers. Matt stated, "I'm stoked to be a part of the historic New York Cosmos. I feel I have a lot to prove. I would like to thank Joe Barone, Carlos Mendes, I plan to be a part of a championship." While with Swope Park, he had 12 regular season games. At Fordham he had 84 games with 5 goals and assists. Team Sr.VP, Joe Baron spoke of Lewis "Matt is a young player that we feel can really grow with us." Coach Mendes added "We're excited to have Matt and feel he will be an impact player for us this year. He's a defender who reads the game well."