New York Cosmos have pulled off a coup by signing Spanish midfielder Ayoze Garcia Perez.
"When I received the offer from the Cosmos, the interest, it was my first choice because of the history. It's a very, very well-known club in Europe with a very good reputation,'' Ayoze told the NY Post.
"Now it's a big (mission) trying to put the club back to the level they've had in the past.
"This is my first time in New York. I'm very surprised for the snowstorm; but it's a dream to live in a city like New York, and have the possibility of playing football, so I'm happy for it.
"I'm a soccer player, so I'm coming here to do my job, and that's playing soccer for a club with the history and reputation the Cosmos have. Obviously living in New York is good, but not the main reason for me coming here."