Cosmos COO Erik Stover: “Criminal activity” caused Hofstra to ban USOC matches

13428491_10154398405671091_5503252106946949317_nOn a press call last week, Cosmos COO Erik Stover disclosed that US Open Cup matches would no longer be held at Shuart Stadium. With fan behavior at the 2015 NYCFC derby getting out of hand, Hofstra University made the decision that the facility would no longer be available for the Cosmos to host MLS competition.

In this week’s episode of Cosmos Country Podcast, he hammered his point home some more.  Continue reading

NYCFC behind them, Cosmos look ahead to the Revolution

13453886_10154396746036091_359418877_nAfter the first round of MLS participation in this year’s Open Cup, the remaining teams were all subject to a regional draw to determine their opponents. Placed in a group with the New England Revolution, the New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union, the Cosmos will now face the Revolution on June 29th at Belson Stadium. Continue reading

After night to forget in ’15, one to remember in Open Cup and Canadian Championship action

12970302_10154247167656091_1053037460_oAside from the Cosmos shutout of PDL side Jersey Express on Wednesday night, the league should be pleased by strong Third Round performances in the US Open Cup and Amway Canadian Championship.

After a night to forget in last year’s Open Cup with only the Cosmos and Silverbacks advancing and the rest of the league going 0-7 against USL opposition, the league saw all but the two expansion sides move on to the fourth round going 6-2 against the USL this year.

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Cosmos’ Open Cup route includes stop at NYCFC

13234505_10154324069381091_1363141552_oLast year’s Open Cup match between the Cosmos and NYCFC  had everything you could want in a soccer story. A 2-0 lead from the visitor. An equalizer in the 90th minute. A missed penalty kick in extra time and a come from behind win in penalty kicks for the home team.

And now, the Cosmos are one game away from the next chapter of this story. Continue reading