I very seriously considered writing most of this article in French, but decided it would be better if you actually read it. The Quebec Journal reported today that Louisville City and former Montreal Impact midfielder Kevin Cossette have reached an agreement that would bring the French Canadian to Louisville for the rest of the 2015 season. The club itself hasn’t made yet made an announcement, but this seems pretty legit.
Next question: how will he fit into this team? Cossette played a few years professionally in the Canadian Soccer League and for the old NASL Montreal Impact, but didn’t make the jump when Montreal joined MLS. From what I can tell, it looks like he dropped pro soccer and got his bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Quebec while playing for their college team. While he played midfield for the Impact and two other former Canadian Soccer League teams, he played fullback for Laval well enough to earn all-conference honors in 2014 and 2015, as well as second team All-Canadian honors this past season. He’s not very tall or big, but I still have a hunch he’ll be used to provide some depth at fullback on the right. He’ll also be used by me to brush up on my French, as it’s been a while since I’ve dabbled in la langue plus belle, and reading his press clippings en francais made my head hurt.
In any event, the guy sounds like he’s excited to be here and to play for James O’Connor. Can’t say enough about that guy. Or his hat. So let’s welcome Kevin Cossette to Louisville!