NASL schedule announced, Cosmos schedule match on date of Open Cup final

The NASL released its 2017 schedule Monday morning and fans of all NASL teams can now look ahead to who will be their opponents on opening week – and beyond. The Cosmos also announced potential juggling could be in the works with a league match scheduled on the day of the Open Cup Final. Continue reading

NASL roster moves through January

After a tumultuous offseason that put the very existence of the NASL in question, silly season is finally upon us as the eight remaining active clubs begin the work of preparing their rosters for the 2017 season.

TICC spent some time tracking down as many of the roster changes across the league as we could find.

If we missed something, feel free to let us know.

Demba Ba throws hat in San Diego soccer ring with NASL announcement

Demba Ba speaks with Eric Wynalda at the NSCAA [Photo: SiriusXM FC]

In an offseason that saw the NASL decrease to eight teams, one of the long rumored favorites for league expansion may have seen it’s figurehead come to be. Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba now plys his trade in China for Shanghai Shenhua, but if he has his way, he may have a new role quite soon: NASL club owner. Continue reading

Where do they stand now? 2016 NASL teams and their current positions

North_American_Soccer_League_(NASL).svgThe 2016 NASL season may have started with 11 teams and ended with 12 but it looks like 2017 will have nowhere near that number, if the season kicks off at all. Here’s a look at the most recent available status of every team that kicked a ball in 2016. Continue reading

Rumors, reports, and sources: a round-up of the second day

nasl-logo2After a whirlwind of information swirled around on Tuesday concerning the fates of the Cosmos and the NASL, information slowed down considerably, but did not drop off entirely on Wednesday. But very little revolved around the New York Cosmos. Continue reading

NASL names all 2016 award winners

nasl-logo2With only one match left to play, the NASL has named the winners of every award minus, of course, the Soccer Bowl itself. But all other awards for regular-season performances have been issued with the NASL Championship Finalists claiming three of them. Continue reading

NASL release 2016 Best XI, three Cosmos make the list

cw_fxliuoaavrwkThe NASL released their 2016 Best XI list on Friday, naming the players they felt exemplified play at their respective positions. In 2015, the Cosmos landed a single player on the list in Carlos Mendes. This year, the club claimed the most spots of any team in the league. Continue reading

November is coming up Arangol: Juan Arango claims NASL Golden Ball

Juan Arango celebrates his goal over Rayo OKC [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Juan Arango celebrates his goal over Rayo OKC [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Juan Arango has had a hell of a month. First he’s announced NASL Player of the Month for the month of October. Then, he contributes a goal and an assist in the Cosmos semifinal win over Rayo OKC. Tuesday, he was awarded the 2016 Emirates Player of the Year award.

Now you can add one more item to the list as Juan Arango becomes the first Cosmos to claim the NASL Golden Ball as the league’s most valuable player.  Continue reading