La Liga also hosted an event in Manhattan attended by members of the New York soccer community and former members of the two clubs playing. Of the latter, one of those in attendance was Raul, eterno capitán of Real Madrid and a member of the New York Cosmos in 2015. Continue reading
While the rebuild of the Cosmos senior team has been a big focal point for much of 2017, not much has been said about the state of the B team, besides the schedule they are to play in the NPSL this season. T hat changed on Friday morning, when the club announced seventeen players joining for the 2017 season. Continue reading
The New York Cosmos played the Jacksonville Armada to a 1-1 draw in their second home game of the season. Javi Marquez scored the opening goal of the evening with JC Banks finding one for the visitors to give each team a point.
After a week off, the Cosmos are set for their next challenge: current NASL leaders Jacksonville Armada. The Armada enter the match unbeaten in their last three while the Cosmos come off the bye after a win in Miami. Continue reading
Savarese, with a smile, folds his arms and looks up.
“Every year with the Cosmos has been unique and different.” Continue reading
Over the past ten days, you, the fans, have been able to raise $790 to help us cover some costs we’ve incurred over the past few years. We’re so grateful for the support thus far, and now we’re sweetening the pot for you all. Continue reading
US Soccer announced the First Round matchups of the 2017 US Open Cup yesterday, the 104th edition of the tournament. While the opening round will take place on May 9th and 10th, the absence of a third division this year means the NASL and USL will both drop in on May 16th and 17th.
Another round would follow prior to any potential match-up with an MLS side.
Clarkstown SC Eagles
Clarkstown were the NPSL Northeastern Division champions in 2016. They would lose to eventual league champion AFC Cleveland in the semi-finals, 3-2. The Eagles will begin their 2017 campaign on May 13. Forward Ryan Morris was invited to play in the 2017 NPSL Showcase and defender Chris Riordan made the 2016 NPSL Best XI First Team last season.
Reading United AC
Reading reached the 2016 PDL Conference Finals after finishing at the top of their division with a 10-1-3 record. Midfielder Paul Marie made the Eastern Conference All-Conference team. Their 2017 season also begins May 13, and forward Hugo Delhommelle and defender Robert Sagul both were listed on the 2016 PDL Top Prospects List.
The Cosmos will be the clear favorite regardless of who wins the first round matchup. Having the Cosmos stay home and play on Rocco’s field would definitely be the preferred outcome. The potential third round pairings will be announced before the second round games are played, where the Cosmos are likely to be paired against a USL side for the first time in the club’s cup history.