Trialists on hand, signings on the way for the New York Cosmos

[L-R] Giovanni Savarese, Amauri, Rocco Commisso [Photo: Eytan Calderon/TICC]

The New York Cosmos may have unveiled Amauri at their open media practice at Columbia University on Tuesday, but the club had some other surprises and news in store when it came to questions about the developing roster.  Continue reading

New York Cosmos announce signing of Italian striker Amauri

Giovanni Savarese, Amauri, Rocco Commisso [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos announced the signing of striker Amauri on Tuesday, officially bringing their roster count to 18 players. The forward joins from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers where he spent the 2016 Fall Season. The 36-year-old played 13 matches for the Strikers, starting eight and logged five goals and an assist. Continue reading

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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NASL 2017: Quirks of the Schedule

[Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

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

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.