Cosmos continue to add depth, sign defender Jaković, midfielder Ledesma

Dejan Jakovic [Photo: Getty Images]

On Wednesday, the Cosmos made huge strides in addressing a few nagging depth questions ahead of the 2017 season. The club announcing the signing of Canadian center back Dejan Jaković, who spent the last three years at Japanese side Shimizu S-Pulse. The club also announced the signing of trialist Emmanuel Ledesma, who last played for Panetolikos FC in Greece. Continue reading

Flores, Menjivar, and Herrera receive El Salvador call ups, may miss season opener

[L-R] Andres Flores, Richard Menjivar, Irvin Herrera [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

With World Cup qualifiers and other international call-ups becoming second nature to Cosmos in 2016, it appears 2017 will bring much of the same.

On Saturday, the club announced that Andrés Flores, Richard Menjivar, and Irvin Herrera were called up by El Salvador for a pair of friendlies in preparation for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The trio were essential in gaining La Selecta a spot in the tournament, with Flores (wearing the captain’s armband) assisting on Herrera’s goal in a 1-0 win over Nicaragua to finish third in the 2017 Copa Centroamericana. Continue reading

Cosmos bolster attack, add wingers Starikov, Alhassan

Eugene Starikov [Photo: New York Cosmos]

In an effort to bolster their attack, the Cosmos have officially signed two standout trialists from their preseason trip to the Dominican Republic. On Friday, the Cosmos announced the addition of wingers Eugene Starikov and Kalif Alhassan. Continue reading

Questions still surround the Cosmos’ back-line ahead of second preseason leg

David Ochieng at the team’s media practice [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Things seem to be coming together well for the Cosmos as the club prepares to head to Bermuda for the second leg of their preseason tour. In the first leg, the club won all three of their friendlies in the Dominican Republic but, more importantly, the team seemed to improve from match to match. As it stands, the Cosmos roster has twenty players under contract, but only two center backs.

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Cosmos bolster midfield, sign La Liga veteran Javi Márquez

Javi Marquez

“We’ve got another player coming tomorrow, a defensive mid from Spain. I think he’s going to be a tremendous asset for the club.”

Giovanni Savarese certainly wasn’t kidding at their open practice on Tuesday. On Friday, the Cosmos announced the signing of Catalonian midfielder Javi Márquez for the 2017 Spring Season.  Continue reading

Speculation 3.0: Navigating the New York Cosmos Rumor Mill

Cosmos Training [Photo by Steve Hamlin]

Things are finally taking shape for the Cosmos as the clock ticks towards the March 25 kickoff for the 2017 NASL Spring Season. As it stands, the Cosmos roster has 18 players under contract, but rumors once again have been swirling around the club. Three trialists were present at the open practice for media, and Amauri was officially announced at the team’s press conference. The club is still expected to have 20 players signed before their preseason trip to the Dominican Republic, and Gio hinted at more signings coming soon, including the possibility of another former player.

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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