New York Cosmos in discussions with experienced NASL midfielder Lance Laing

Lance Laing [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

TICC has independently learned that the New York Cosmos have been in negotiations with midfielder Lance Laing, who spent last season with Minnesota United. The Jamaican international started 12 of 19 appearances for the Loons in 2016, scoring one goal. Continue reading

Cosmos preseason destination revealed to be the Dominican Republic

Jack Gaeta with an employee of Club Atletico Pantoja [Photo: Club Atletico Pantoja]

A soccer team with a friendly in a country whose athletic highlights are centered around baseball? No, it’s not the 2015 Cosmos to Cuba trip, but it looks like the 2017 team will play a friendly in the Dominican Republic on March 3rd.

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Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 74 – Snowed in: A chat with New York Cosmos Chairman Rocco Commisso

We’re back with a special treat, an exclusive audio interview with New York Cosmos majority owner Rocco B. Commisso. He offers some updates on what fans can expect from the club and from him and shares what he feels his obligations are in a battle with Nick for the best New York accent.

As usual, we’re here talking about all the new revolving around the club and the league, including returning players and a new home and read off your thoughts on a crazy schedule and questions about the Cosmos, the league, and more.

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NASL 2017: Quirks of the Schedule

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We’re pleased to present an opinion piece from Chad Irvine, a writer and podcaster covering the Indy Eleven. Chad was kind enough to share his thoughts on the 2017 NASL schedule with us. 

The NASL schedule is still young, very young, but in the end it is final (with the exception of a Cosmos match that could be flexed for the USOC final). After all the drama that occurred during the offseason, and the league nearly collapsing, an eight team schedule was bound to have some quirks. When it was initially released on Monday, I immediately checked my team’s schedule and realized how odd it was. Looking then to the entire league overlook, I realized how unbalanced it really was. Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast records Thursday, send your thoughts and questions

We’re back and recording a new episode this Thursday with a special guest as we talk Cosmos, recent roster moves, the return to MCU Park, and the schedule.

Send us your Cosmos or NASL thoughts and questions here or use CosmosCountryPodcast at gmail.

We also have a few questions for you. How do you feel about the 2017 NASL schedule? Is it unbalanced? Are there too many travel issues? Are you fine with it? Let us know!

NASL schedule announced, Cosmos schedule match on date of Open Cup final

The NASL released its 2017 schedule Monday morning and fans of all NASL teams can now look ahead to who will be their opponents on opening week – and beyond. The Cosmos also announced potential juggling could be in the works with a league match scheduled on the day of the Open Cup Final. Continue reading

Mix-ed Emotions: Could the former USMNT starlet rejuvenate his career with the New York Cosmos?

Mix Diskerud [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

As the month of January comes to a close, the Cosmos have taken large strides forward towards the 2017 season since Rocco B. Commisso took over the club on the 10th. The club has made 15 player signings, most of whom are familiar faces and key pieces who helped the Cosmos win back-to-back NASL Championships. The club also officially announced a move to MCU Park for the upcoming year. While all of the news has caused a sense of optimism about the club’s future, there are still some questions that will need to be answered before the ball first rolls in the Spring Season, especially due to the few attacking pieces that have signed with the team.

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NASL roster moves through January

After a tumultuous offseason that put the very existence of the NASL in question, silly season is finally upon us as the eight remaining active clubs begin the work of preparing their rosters for the 2017 season.

TICC spent some time tracking down as many of the roster changes across the league as we could find.

If we missed something, feel free to let us know.