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.

The New York Cosmos will open the season on March 25th at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium against a Puerto Rico FC equipped with a few new weapons before returning to their new Brooklyn home on April 1st against a revamped Miami FC with several dangerous new faces.

The green and white will face off against new league opponent San Francisco Deltas for the first time on April 29th at Kezar Stadium

With an unbalanced scheduled, the Cosmos will play additional home and away matches in both the spring and fall. The schedule reveals that they will take on Miami three times in the spring, twice away, and will host Puerto Rico twice after playing the season opener there. In the fall, they play Puerto Rico in two away games, hosting them once, and will host Jacksonville at home in the fall for two games, playing away once.

A date worth noting? The Cosmos will host the Indy Eleven on Tuesday, July 4th. With Coney Island known for its Fourth of July festivities, including the 101st Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, eyes will certainly be watching to see how attendance plays out for this significant date and, indeed, how consistently strong the boys in green can keep them.

But, one date in question is the league match scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, the same date as the final of the US Open Cup, still not officially announced.

Cosmos COO Erik Stover indicated to media that scheduling challenges and the change in home venues necessitated the Cosmos scheduling a league game during an Open Cup round for the first time since coming back. Should the team advance to the final, both the NASL and MCU Park have cleared dates should they need to re-schedule the league match.

The Cosmos and their fans have placed massive emphasis on the Open Cup in years past, but have yet to advance past the Round of 16 after eliminations at that level in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The rest of the schedule is below.

TIME COMPETITION HOME TEAM   AWAY TEAM VENUE
SPRING 2017 SEASON

SAT 03/25/2017

7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON PUERTO RICO FC V NEW YORK COSMOS ESTADIO JUAN RAMON LOUBRIEL
SAT 04/01/2017
7:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V MIAMI FC MCU PARK
SAT 04/08/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON MIAMI FC V NEW YORK COSMOS FIU STADIUM
SAT 04/22/2017
7:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC MCU PARK
SAT 04/29/2017
10:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS V NEW YORK COSMOS KEZAR STADIUM
SAT 05/06/2017
7:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC V NEW YORK COSMOS HODGES STADIUM
SAT 05/13/2017
7:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V PUERTO RICO FC MCU PARK
SUN 05/21/2017
5:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V FC EDMONTON MCU PARK
SAT 05/27/2017
7:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS MCU PARK
FRI 06/02/2017
TBD EDT SPRING SEASON NORTH CAROLINA FC V NEW YORK COSMOS WAKEMED SOCCER PARK
FRI 06/09/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V NORTH CAROLINA FC MCU PARK
FRI 06/16/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V PUERTO RICO FC MCU PARK
SAT 06/24/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON MIAMI FC V NEW YORK COSMOS FIU STADIUM
TUE 07/04/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V INDY ELEVEN MCU PARK
SAT 07/08/2017
7:30 PM EDT SPRING SEASON INDY ELEVEN V NEW YORK COSMOS MICHAEL A. CARROLL STADIUM
SAT 07/15/2017
9:00 PM EDT SPRING SEASON FC EDMONTON V NEW YORK COSMOS CLARKE STADIUM
 

FALL 2017 SEASON

SAT 07/29/2017

7:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V MIAMI FC MCU PARK
SAT 08/05/2017
10:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS V NEW YORK COSMOS KEZAR STADIUM
FRI 08/11/2017
9:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON FC EDMONTON V NEW YORK COSMOS CLARKE STADIUM
SAT 08/19/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V INDY ELEVEN MCU PARK
SAT 08/26/2017
TBD EDT FALL SEASON NORTH CAROLINA FC V NEW YORK COSMOS WAKEMED SOCCER PARK
SUN 09/03/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC MCU PARK
WED 09/06/2017
8:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON MIAMI FC V NEW YORK COSMOS FIU STADIUM
SAT 09/09/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON PUERTO RICO FC V NEW YORK COSMOS ESTADIO JUAN RAMON LOUBRIEL
SUN 09/17/2017
5:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC MCU PARK
WED 09/20/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V SAN FRANCISCO DELTAS MCU PARK
SAT 09/23/2017
7:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V NORTH CAROLINA FC MCU PARK
SAT 09/30/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON PUERTO RICO FC V NEW YORK COSMOS ESTADIO JUAN RAMON LOUBRIEL
SAT 10/07/2017
7:30 PM EDT FALL SEASON INDY ELEVEN V NEW YORK COSMOS MICHAEL A. CARROLL STADIUM
SAT 10/14/2017
7:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V FC EDMONTON MCU PARK
SUN 10/22/2017
4:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC V NEW YORK COSMOS HODGES STADIUM
SAT 10/28/2017
7:00 PM EDT FALL SEASON NEW YORK COSMOS V PUERTO RICO FC MCU PARK

 

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

  1. time is almost over, Gio must hurry up and fill the missing positions, I’d suggest Guenzatti, Mancini, Diskerud (if they give it to us on loan), Ledesma, McTurk, Neeskens, Jason Hernandez, Cooper, Amauri, Berbatov or some good russian

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