Cosmos announce friendly in Saudi Arabia against Al-Hilal

The Cosmos announce not one, but TWO friendlies today. Following on the announcement of their July friendly with Valencia in Canada, the Cosmos have announced a May date for a match with Al-Hilal FC of the Saudi Professional League.

Furthermore, the trip will coincide with a visit by US President Donald Trump to the region. Continue reading

Cosmos Notes: Valencia friendly in the works, Mancini departure imminent

Following an initial report from the11.ca, TICC can confirm that the Cosmos are in discussions to play a friendly with Valencia CF of La Liga at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Canada, the second year in a row they play a Liga side in a friendly and their third overall.

TICC has also learned that Cosmos midfielder Andrea Mancini will be departing the club shortly and looks to return to Europe. Continue reading

Cosmos preseason destination revealed to be the Dominican Republic

Jack Gaeta with an employee of Club Atletico Pantoja [Photo: Club Atletico Pantoja]

A soccer team with a friendly in a country whose athletic highlights are centered around baseball? No, it’s not the 2015 Cosmos to Cuba trip, but it looks like the 2017 team will play a friendly in the Dominican Republic on March 3rd.

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Cosmos COO Erik Stover: Niko Kranjčar unlikely to return for fall; Cosmos roster and friendly news

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Niko Kranjčar (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

On Monday, the BBC was told by Niko Kranjčar’s lawyer that the Croatian will undergo a medical with Rangers FC as he seeks to return to European first-division soccer.

That evening, Cosmos COO Erik Stover confirmed to Cosmos Country Podcast that the international midfielder will most likely not return for the fall.  Continue reading

Cosmos edge out Eibar in penalties

The New York Cosmos defeated SD Eibar in their friendly in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.  Fielding a heavily modified squad with a surprise or two in it, the Cosmos bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit and forced penalty kicks, before edging them out for the win. Continue reading