“Cosmos B focuses on finding and developing young talent to create a path for them to the first team,” said Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese in a press release. “Our B team will continue to be a vital component of the organization and welcomes aspiring soccer players to register to our open tryouts.”
It’s interesting to note that Cosmos B returns to a different Atlantic Conference than it left in 2016. With newcomers Elm City Express, TSF FC, and Hartford City joining the league, the NPSL decided to divide the Atlantic Conference into separate Blue and White conferences, with each team playing one home and one away match against different opponents from the opposing conference. Cosmos B opens up their 2017 campaign on the road against White conference Boston City, and later hosts New York Athletic Club in June at Hofstra.
As of time of writing, the Cosmos have not made a decision on Head Coach Fernando Barbato’s future with the club. It is unclear if any of the 2016 roster will return, either. The club has been mum until today about the state of Cosmos B, but stars from last year’s roster Julian Stahler, Gonzalo Rodriguez, and Hector Tenjo have all been spotted in the NYC area this offseason.
Prospective members can sign up to be a part of the Cosmos B tryouts here.