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

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

Irvin Herrera joins New York Cosmos, first forward signing of 2017

L-R] Irvin Herrera and GIovanni Savarese [Photo: New York Cosmos]

A new home wasn’t the only announcement the Cosmos had lined up for Thursday as they also announced the acquisition of El Salvadorian forward Irvin Herrera. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per club policy, the St. Louis FC website indicates the transaction is a loan from the USL club to the New York side. Continue reading

Cosmos strengthen attack, bring back 2015 star Walter Restrepo

Walter Restrepo and Damien Perrinelle from Red Bull [Photo: Steven Ryan/Newsday]

With the Cosmos attack now the most pressing area of concern in the club’s rebuild, Gio Savarese has brought back a familiar face to help. Tuesday, the Cosmos announced the return of Colombian winger Walter Restrepo. Restrepo returns to New York after being released from his contract by the Philadelphia Union. Continue reading