Match Recap: Cosmos edge out Deltas on the road

Tom Heinemann (l) and Dejan Jakovic go head to head (Photo: San Francisco Deltas)

The New York Cosmos hung on to win their road game in San Francisco 1-0, with a goal from Emmanuel Ledesma and a shutout from Jimmy Maurer. The goal leaves them a point behind the NASL lead as they enter Week 6.  Continue reading

TICCPod Ep 78 – Winning in Miami, battling at home

The opening says it all. We’re back.

We briefly touch on the Miami win, cover the Armada draw and take a look around the league at results and news including the battle lines that are being drawn up for Division 3 soccer.

We answer your questions and you answer ours.

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Spanish legend Raul reflects on time with Cosmos, new challenges with La Liga

La Liga rooftop event [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

On Sunday, the two titans of La Liga Santander, Real Madrid and Barcelona, squared off for another running of El Clasico, a match whose importance was amplified by its proximity to the end of the season, and the possibility of seeing the top spot change hands.

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

US Open Cup: NASL gets a first look at possible opponents

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.

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NASL Recap: Road teams earn results in three of four games


Another week of NASL action in the books with all eight teams active for the first time this season. It was a good week to be a road team in three of the four matches played.  Continue reading

Match Recap: New York Cosmos earn first win of 2017, defeat Miami 2-0

The New York Cosmos were outshot heavily and saved by the upright on two occasions, but hung on to a 2-0 win in Miami, their first of the 2017 season.

Danny Szetela and Ayoze each scored a goal and Jimmy Maurer held Miami silent for his second shutout in three games.

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Match Preview: New York Cosmos seek revenge in Miami

The Cosmos have had an underwhelming two-game performance so far to kick off the 2017 season. A disappointing draw in Puerto Rico and a humbling home loss to Miami have set the tone to open up the season. In neither game was New York able to register a shot on goal and a series of defensive mistakes cost them dearly last weekend.

New York’s challenge will be to figure out their defensive issues and attacking options while traveling to face the side who issued them one of their worst home losses. Continue reading