Match Preview: New York Cosmos open ‘bonus season’ at Puerto Rico

The remaining questions can be put to bed for a day. The New York Cosmos will play their first competitive match since the club nearly expired for the second time in its history. And despite an impressive lineup, they will face a determined Puerto Rico FC that has something to prove. Continue reading

Match Preview: New York Cosmos and Indy Eleven battle for the title of NASL champion

2016-11-12_14-44-11It’s all led to this.

The NASL Championship Final might not be contested in a venue befitting the crown jewel match of the American second division, but it will still be battled as if it were when the Indy Eleven arrive at Belson Stadium tomorrow.

With Indy getting the better of the Cosmos in the season series (2-0-1), the Cosmos will look to have the last laugh and the right to hoist the Soccer Bowl trophy.  Continue reading

Match Preview: Cosmos seek revenge in Indy matchup

12961701_10154266908916091_3098416751648679996_nThe Cosmos are currently riding several hot streaks at the midpoint of the fall season. A three-game winning streak, a five-game unbeaten streak, and a 14-game unbeaten streak at home are all currently active for New York. And they will put them all on the line tonight when they take on the team that issued them their first loss of the season and snatched away the 2016 Spring title from them: the Indy Eleven. Continue reading

Match Preview: Cosmos and RailHawks both look to capitalize on stoppage-time wins

13062543_10154297749586091_4109103198407432686_nThe Carolina RailHawks travel to New York to face the Cosmos for the first time since their loss in Shuart Stadium on May 1st. The last encounter between the two not only gave Carolina its first loss of the season, but put an end to the four-game winning streak they opened their season with and began the seven-game winless streak that continued into the fall. Continue reading

Match Preview: Final clash of rivals for the season as Rowdies visit Cosmos

13833371_10154475679466091_241228601_oAside from the fact that we often see fireworks when the two teams in this reborn rivalry come together, both the Cosmos and the Rowdies will be looking for something to prove.

For the Rowdies, looking to push for a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2012, they look to prove that they can win consistently on the road. They’ve won only twice on the road this season (one better than last year), but one of those wins came up in Minnesota. They’ll look to overcome their history in New York in the Modern Era on Saturday evening.

For the Cosmos, who have been dismal on the road and dropped their first points at home last week with a draw against Rayo, they seek to regain their winning ways at home and stay in the hunt for the fall title behind Indy and Edmonton. Continue reading

Match Preview: Cosmos get another chance to shake road woes in Edmonton

13103270_10154321530856091_1490737145704076294_nAfter letting a two-goal lead slip away for a draw in Tampa Bay, the Cosmos get one more chance to find an elusive three points in Edmonton. Another location that has never been an easy result for them, a win will be crucial to keep from slipping down the table as they already sit in second place in both the fall and combined tables.  Continue reading

TICC Picks: Fall Week 4

12922363_10154241073211091_1859528175_oThese picks are posted a day too late for Carolina v Miami. Our team was pretty optimistic about the RailHawks’ odds, but Miami found a way to play spoiler. Despite a road loss in OKC, the Cosmos stay atop the table and now face their worst enemy: the Tampa Bay Rowdies another road game. The team is also pretty confident in Minnesota’s chances and Indy’s ability to bounce back. ‘

Let’s have a look at the Picks! Continue reading