New York Cosmos announce technical staff, Alberto Gallego signing

[L-R] Luis Gutierrez, Luke Sassano, Giovanni Savarese, Alberto Gallego, Guillermo Valencia, Jack Gaeta {Photo: New York Cosmos]

On Wednesday night, the Cosmos officially announced their technical staff moving forward in the 2017 NASL Season. Goalkeeper Coach Guillermo Valencia and Fitness Coach Luis Gutierrez have been signed to contract extensions. Furthermore, both Technical Director Luke Sassano and Director of Team Operations Jack Gaeta will return to the club. The most interesting piece, however, is an addition: Alberto Gallego, former General Manager and Sporting Director of Rayo OKC, will join the the club as “First Assistant Coach”. Continue reading

Cosmos announce new home venue MCU Park, #CosmosToBK hashtag

After months of without sleep, the boys in green are coming to Brooklyn. On Thursday, the New York Cosmos announced that they would be playing at MCU Park in Brooklyn for the 2017 NASL Season. The move comes after an unceremonious end to a four year relationship with Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. MCU is not new turf for the Cosmos, as they first hosted the Ottawa Fury on May 2, 2015 at the ballpark. The venue later played host to the 2015 NASL Championship Semi-Final, which saw Raul score the winning goal over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the 61st minute. Continue reading

Cosmos strengthen attack, bring back 2015 star Walter Restrepo

Walter Restrepo and Damien Perrinelle from Red Bull [Photo: Steven Ryan/Newsday]

With the Cosmos attack now the most pressing area of concern in the club’s rebuild, Gio Savarese has brought back a familiar face to help. Tuesday, the Cosmos announced the return of Colombian winger Walter Restrepo. Restrepo returns to New York after being released from his contract by the Philadelphia Union. Continue reading

Good things come in threes: Maurer, Holt, and Velela re-sign with New York Cosmos

Jimmy Maurer [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Following one of the more interesting series of tweets in recent Cosmos social media history, another fan-favorite will be donning green and white once again. However, he won’t be alone. On Friday, the Cosmos announced that goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer would be returning for the 2017 NASL season, along with fellow net minder Brian Holt and U.S. Youth National Team defender Alexis Velela. Continue reading

Ruben Bover departs New York for League Two side Barnet FC

Ruben Bover at the 2016 Soccer Bowl [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

A week of happy returns to the Cosmos sees one of the more promising Cosmos players depart, as it was announced early Friday morning that winger Ruben Bover would be joining League Two side Barnet FC in England. Continue reading

Demba Ba throws hat in San Diego soccer ring with NASL announcement

Demba Ba speaks with Eric Wynalda at the NSCAA [Photo: SiriusXM FC]

In an offseason that saw the NASL decrease to eight teams, one of the long rumored favorites for league expansion may have seen it’s figurehead come to be. Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba now plys his trade in China for Shanghai Shenhua, but if he has his way, he may have a new role quite soon: NASL club owner. Continue reading

David Diosa departs Cosmos, signs on with OKC Energy

David Diosa celebrates his goal with Lucky Mkosana (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

An offseason of turmoil and overhaul at the New York Cosmos has now seen one of it’s original reboot members depart for new pastures.

The OKC Energy of the USL announced Thursday that they had signed David Diosa, who had been a part of the Cosmos since 2010. Diosa moves west after what was considered by many to be his breakout year with the Cosmos, scoring three goals and assisting on another three in a career high 23 games played. Continue reading