Cosmos Country Podcast records Thursday, send your thoughts and questions

We’re back and recording a new episode this Thursday with a special guest as we talk Cosmos, recent roster moves, the return to MCU Park, and the schedule.

Send us your Cosmos or NASL thoughts and questions here or use CosmosCountryPodcast at gmail.

We also have a few questions for you. How do you feel about the 2017 NASL schedule? Is it unbalanced? Are there too many travel issues? Are you fine with it? Let us know!

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

Mix-ed Emotions: Could the former USMNT starlet rejuvenate his career with the New York Cosmos?

Mix Diskerud [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

As the month of January comes to a close, the Cosmos have taken large strides forward towards the 2017 season since Rocco B. Commisso took over the club on the 10th. The club has made 15 player signings, most of whom are familiar faces and key pieces who helped the Cosmos win back-to-back NASL Championships. The club also officially announced a move to MCU Park for the upcoming year. While all of the news has caused a sense of optimism about the club’s future, there are still some questions that will need to be answered before the ball first rolls in the Spring Season, especially due to the few attacking pieces that have signed with the team.

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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.

Irvin Herrera joins New York Cosmos, first forward signing of 2017

L-R] Irvin Herrera and GIovanni Savarese [Photo: New York Cosmos]

A new home wasn’t the only announcement the Cosmos had lined up for Thursday as they also announced the acquisition of El Salvadorian forward Irvin Herrera. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per club policy, the St. Louis FC website indicates the transaction is a loan from the USL club to the New York side. Continue reading

Cosmos announce new home venue MCU Park, #CosmosToBK hashtag

After months of without sleep, the boys in green are coming to Brooklyn. On Thursday, the New York Cosmos announced that they would be playing at MCU Park in Brooklyn for the 2017 NASL Season. The move comes after an unceremonious end to a four year relationship with Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. MCU is not new turf for the Cosmos, as they first hosted the Ottawa Fury on May 2, 2015 at the ballpark. The venue later played host to the 2015 NASL Championship Semi-Final, which saw Raul score the winning goal over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the 61st minute. Continue reading

Cosmos strengthen attack, bring back 2015 star Walter Restrepo

Walter Restrepo and Damien Perrinelle from Red Bull [Photo: Steven Ryan/Newsday]

With the Cosmos attack now the most pressing area of concern in the club’s rebuild, Gio Savarese has brought back a familiar face to help. Tuesday, the Cosmos announced the return of Colombian winger Walter Restrepo. Restrepo returns to New York after being released from his contract by the Philadelphia Union. Continue reading

Speculation: A look at potential New York Cosmos player targets 2.0

Cosmos celebrate their title win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

It’s been just over two weeks since our last speculation, but there has definitely been plenty of movement for both the Cosmos and other teams around the NASL. As it stands, the Cosmos have officially announced twelve signings, eleven of them returning Cosmos from last season’s NASL Championship squad, many of whom played a key role in the title run. Here’s what we’ve learned since last time:

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