Late last week, Big Apple Soccer reported that the New York Cosmos were in talks with GF Capital Management & Advisors LLC about a potential share in the club.
This brought a lot of excitement to Cosmos Country and even had some talking about the club taking the field in 2017.
I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but while it is good news that there is activity on the ownership level, the club is still no closer to taking the field today compared to two weeks ago. Continue reading
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon – where one happens upon some obscure piece of information, often an unfamiliar word or name, and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly.
That’s how I learned about the New York Cosmos, a team I would grow to love.
Ayoze [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
The poet C.S. Lewis once said that “The death of a beloved is an amputation.”
In this moment, there are no words that could be more fitting. Continue reading
There is no denying that this week has been an emotional roller coaster. The amazing thing, its only Wednesday.
From the initial report of Cosmos in crisis by Empire of Soccer to today’s rumor of Carlos Slim being a potential buyer for the club, Cosmos fans do not know what to think.
My thought to Cosmos fans is to just sit back and wait out the storm. Do not let every tweet get your emotions up and down because 10 minutes later there will be a development. Continue reading
This is done…let’s get some answers [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
“Right now we are focused on winning another Championship.”
Above is the phrase Cosmos fans and media heard whenever they queried the New York Cosmos on the turmoil surrounding the NASL and the off the field struggles of the club.
This, of course, is the correct stance to take as winning hardware should be the priority. However, now that the Cosmos are 2016 NASL Champions, there is little time to celebrate as many fans are very concerned about what lies ahead. Continue reading
The Cosmos at Belson [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
On Tuesday, the New York Cosmos announced that if the club were to host the NASL Soccer Bowl, it would be held at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University. This sent NASL fans of all colors, not just green and white, into a frenzy, producing a #BiggerThanBelson response to the choice of a venue that seats a mere 2,168 people. Continue reading
Estadio Azteca [Photo: starmedia]
With questions around the state of the league for the short and long-term, Jordan Jacobsen took a look at alternative domestic leagues for the New York Cosmos in Part One of his two-part series. Now, he explores what options might exist for the Cosmos outside the United States.
Over the course of the fall season, there has been no shortage of controversy in the North American Soccer League.
Ayoze [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
Multiple reports of Fort Lauderdale unable to pay players on time, followed by new reports of ownership looking to sell the team, a continuous flow of soap opera drama involving Rayo OKC, and most recently a scare that Ottawa Fury was looking to join USL, save an announcement on the new Canadian Premier League (rumored to be starting in 2018), along with Tampa Bay. Minnesota is making the jump to Major League Soccer, and expansion beyond San Francisco Deltas remains a mystery. At the same time, the Deltas told The Telegraph that they still back the league with firm confidence, and Commissioner Bill Peterson mentioned being in talks with with four potential ownership groups based in the US and the Middle East.
With the league being surrounded by uncertainty, and news about the future causing severe whiplash depending on what day of the week it is, one has to wonder what the future would look like for our boys in green if the NASL were to cease operation.
When considering potential options, three things were considered. How would this move affect the club long term? How would it affect the potential stadium? And how would it affect the Cosmos ability to become the best American soccer club?
Welcome to Your (Cosmos) Country Needs You, where we explore the marketing possibilities for the Boys in Green — er, the front office in green — in getting more butts in seats, more jerseys on backs, and spreading the gospel of the World Famous New York Cosmos. Continue reading