Cosmos open registration for Academy tryouts

13340491_10154362045756091_859605736_oThe New York Cosmos officially opened registration for prospective youth participants in the club’s new US Soccer Development Academy teams today. Players accepted will be brought to invite-only tryouts that will take place throughout June and July, with the deadline for applications falling three days before the announced tryout date. This announcement comes on the heels of the first two inaugural signings for the U-12 team, Aidan Pericic and Simon Adjakple, both from Cosmos Academy Affiliate Auburndale SC.  Continue reading

Cosmos Academy sign first players, approved for additional levels

13113089_10154305414136091_894674309_oAfter the naming of Ronan Wiseman as assistant youth director back in February, the Cosmos Academy receives some significant momentum today in the form of their first two signings and approvals from US Soccer to expand the current scope beyond the original U-12 age group to the U-13 and U-14 levels. Continue reading

Cosmos academy hires assistant youth director with Long Island ties

Ronan Wiseman (Photo: NY Cosmos)

Ronan Wiseman (Photo: NY Cosmos)

After the Cosmos received approval from US Soccer regarding the creation of a development academy, the questions about it only began to surface more.

Where would they play? Was Raul still involved? Who would run the academy?

Well, today we may not have the whole answer, but we’re seeing progress. Continue reading

New York Cosmos academy approved by US Soccer

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Representatives of the Academy Affiliate Program (Photo: NY Cosmos)

The New York Cosmos have received approval from US Soccer to begin a development academy for the U-12 age group. The club will be permitted to start developing young players during the 2016 season.

New York Cosmos Chief Operating Officer, Erik Stover said, “We are delighted that we have been given academy status. Youth development is an important part of this club and now we can work towards fine-tuning our infrastructure with young players at the heart.”
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