Released from the club, Cosmos players say their farewells

new_york_cosmos_2010-svgEmpire of Soccer broke the story yesterday that New York Cosmos players had been released by the team with all contracts being terminated.

But the clues have been there for some time. One player posting a sad video of him packing up many suitcases for the trip home and calling it a move. Another tagged on a social media post about a last time in Long Island.

And now, the player farewells are beginning.  Continue reading

Cosmos supporters move from asking questions to demanding action, change in ownership

12952946_1027717327275815_902930458_oJust 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 the5pointsnyc@gmail.com.

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.

Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 71 – The end is near? With Dave Martinez and Kartik Krishnaiyer

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back talking all the developments to the New York Cosmos and the NASL, talking about what the future may or may not hold for both.

We’re joined by Empire of Soccer’s Dave Martinez and Kartik Krishnaiyer who share what they know and what they think about both entities. As usual, a great chat with these guys.

We read your thoughts and questions and finally, we share ours.

This may or may not be our last episode, but no matter what…we love you all. Continue reading

“We are in a sale process” – ONE World Sports CEO

4o8y9wvrWhile not technically a part of the Cosmos organization, the broadcaster does share a common owner in Seamus O’Brien. And while it was previously revealed by Awful Announcing that furloughs might be underway there, as well, it’s now also discovered that the channel is for sale. Continue reading

Slim to None: Potential Cosmos link to Mexican billionaire denied

Arturo Elias Ayub, Carlos Slim, and Arturo's son

Arturo Elias Ayub, Carlos Slim, and Arturo’s son

Previous reports of a possible link between Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and the New York Cosmos were dealt a blow as the CEO of Telmex Foundation and board member of Grupo Carso, Slim’s conglomerate, denied them. Continue reading

Rumors, reports, and sources: a round-up of the second day

nasl-logo2After a whirlwind of information swirled around on Tuesday concerning the fates of the Cosmos and the NASL, information slowed down considerably, but did not drop off entirely on Wednesday. But very little revolved around the New York Cosmos. Continue reading