New York City FC have signed goalkeeper Cody Mizell, the club reported on Thursday.

The 28-year-old backstop joins NYCFC from New Mexico United of the USL Championship, where he’d been the starter in goal since the club’s development season in 2019. Mizell set up himself as one of the USL’s top goalkeepers since that time, and is at present New Mexico United’s all-time leader in appearances and minutes played.

Mizell started his mandatory quarantine period recently and is required to be in Florida for the beginning of NYCFC’s training camp that begins Monday in Orlando.

“We’re delighted to welcome Cody to NYCFC to round out our goalkeeping group ahead of the 2021 season,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee said in Thursday’s release. “We had the opportunity to evaluate him during the Florida Cup last season and know he’ll be a great addition to our squad. He’s been an excellent performer in the USL Championship for a number of years and is deserving of this opportunity to play in Major League Soccer.”

After a standout college career at Clemson, Mizell has included for the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL notwithstanding his stops with New Mexico, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Charlotte Independence. He likewise did a stretch in Iceland with Knattspyrnufélagið Fram, making 20 appearances. He was signed by the Colorado Rapids in 2017 however failed to show up prior to being advanced to Charlotte.

Mizell joins starter Sean Johnson and Luis Barraza as different goalkeepers in NYCFC’s first-team roster.

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