Adam Moffat, Juan Arango, Yohandry Orozco sign with new clubs

Juan Arango and Yohandry Orozco celebrate at the NASL Final [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

According to reports, the Cosmos may be on the verge of recalling most of the members of the 2016 Championship squad, but at least three key components from last year’s team won’t be a factor going forward. Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 69 – Giggity – Another Final with Giovanni Savarese, the Cosmos, Tim Hankinson, and Jon Busch

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back talking a massive come from behind win over Rayo OKC and a showdown with the Indy Eleven this weekend for the NASL title.

We made the rounds this week interviewing Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese, team captain Carlos Mendes, goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, and midfielder Adam Moffat.

Then, we cross over to the Indy side of things, speaking with Head Coach Tim Hankinson and goalkeeper Jon Busch.

We take your questions, talk the other semifinal and some league news. It’s all here on TICCPod. Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 68 – ‘This Episode is #BiggerThanBelson’ with Giovanni Savarese & the Cosmos

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back, talking a win over Minnesota United, some news about a bite-sized potential NASL Final venue and your reactions to that and rumors about Gio Savarese.

Speaking of Gio, we speak with him, Carlos Mendes, Jimmy Maurer, Adam Moffat, and Eric Calvillo about their win and the road ahead.

We take your questions and look ahead to a tough battle with Rayo OKC.

It’s all here on TICCPod. Continue reading

Giovanni Savarese looks ahead to Puerto Rico, road points

Giovanni Savarese (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Giovanni Savarese (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Nobody can deny that the Cosmos have looked absolutely disappointing on the road this season. After the 2015 season where they went undefeated in the spring, it took the the club only a handful of games this season to find two late losses. Up to this point, they have dropped all but three away games this season (2-1-6).

With a match coming up this weekend in Puerto Rico, Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese looked ahead at what it’ll take to leave the island with road points.  Continue reading

Match Recap: Penalties, red cards, and stoppage winner in Cosmos Rowdies thriller

The team celebrates the late goal (Photo: Nick Laveglia/TICC)

The team celebrates the late goal (Photo: Nick Laveglia/TICC)

The Cardiac Cosmos made another appearance on Saturday evening as they overturned an early 0-2 deficit with a pair of Adam Moffat penalties and a stoppage time winner from David Diosa. They remained unbeaten against the Rowdies this year and held onto their third-place position in the combined and fall tables. Continue reading

Perfect streak at home ends; Cosmos draw 1-1 with Rayo

Lucky Mkosana vs Moises Hernandez (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Lucky Mkosana vs Moises Hernandez (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Give Rayo OKC some credit. Despite being a team in turmoil and under new management, they came to New York and put an end to the longest NASL win streak at home in modern history.

New York, on the other hand, spent long stretches of the match on the back foot and under pressure, but they came back from an early goal to to finish with a draw.  Continue reading

Despite roster hits, Savarese confident in team’s depth

Gio Savarese (Photo: Matt Kremkau/Empire of Soccer)

Gio Savarese (Photo: Matt Kremkau/Empire of Soccer)

The Cosmos will host Rayo OKC this weekend, and many names from last week’s roster will be unavailable due to call-up, injury or recall. But Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese is confident his club can deliver a result this weekend against a line-up that features players like Georgios Samaras, Derek Boateng, and NASL leading scorer Michel. Continue reading

Match Recap: Cosmos repeat shutout performance with Armada

12980670_10154262072091091_697126754_oThe Cosmos followed up a shutout over Ottawa with another over Jacksonville, posting a 2-0 win. After a hand in creating two goals last week, Jairo Arrieta opened his account while Adam Moffat entered as a second-half sub and found a goal for the second consecutive week. Continue reading