When one talks about the Cosmos start to the 2017 season, many things can be discussed: match fitness, trying to find an offensive spark, or the three goal debacle to open their stay at MCU Park. However, of all the factors at play thus far for the green and white, one has certainly risen (literally and figuratively) above all others: the play of veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer. Continue reading →
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 →
[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 →
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 →
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.
In the wake of the Cosmos 1-0 win against FC Atletico to kick off their Dominican Republic tour, TICC can now confirm the identity of one of several trialists present as Ukrainian-American Eugene Starikov. Continue reading →
“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 →
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.