Just under two weeks have passed since the 5 Points, the New York Cosmos’ supporters, issued a joint statement requesting answers from the club on the status of 2017.
Since then, no answers have been forthcoming outside of minimal comments made by Seamus O’Brien. But, rumors and reports abound about the state of the club, massive debt, and players being shopped.
The only things that are known is that players have been released and staff have been furloughed.
As a result, the 5 Points have moved from requesting answers to demanding action, specifically the sale of shares belonging to Cosmos Chairman O’Brien and Vice-Chairman Jeremy Wilkens, and the reinstatement of all staff and players, along with payment of any debt owed to them. You can read the statement below.
For immediate release
NEW YORK COSMOS SUPPORTERS GROUP THE 5 POINTS DEMAND NEW YORK COSMOS BE SOLD
NEW YORK (December 5, 2016)- Over the course of the 2016 season the Cross Island Crew, La Banda Del Cosmos and the Borough Boys (Collectively known as the 5 Points), have continued to give their unwavering support to their soccer club, the New York Cosmos.
Today, the 5 Points demand that Seamus O’Brien and Jeremy Wilkins sell their controlling share in the New York Cosmos. We ask for this to happen immediately in an effort to save our 2017 season that would allow us not only to defend our 2016 NASL Championship but to also continue the legacy of the New York Cosmos for years to come. Their improper management has brought us to the brink of existence and the 5 Points asks for a resolution to this impasse immediately. Furthermore, we ask the current owners for the immediate reinstatement of all staff, players, and coaches as well as the payment of any debts owed to them.
Any questions can be directed to Christian Lucero or Cesar Trelles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Outside of social media accounts that bare our name and releases such as these, the 5 Points are not represented by any media outlets, podcasts, or blog sites that may reference our name or refer to us in any capacity. For further information on the 5 Points we can be followed on Instagram & Twitter @5_points_nyc or via the previously mentioned email.