New York Cosmos draw Bermuda, bring home Bermudian player

[L-R] Ryan Richter closes in on Oneko Lowe [Photo: Blaire Simmons/Royal Gazette]

The New York Cosmos closed out their preseason with a 1-1 draw against the Bermudian National Team at the National Sports Centre on Sunday. While they did not take the win, they do return with a player to join New York Cosmos B. Continue reading

Cosmos defeat Dominican Republic 5-1, continue undefeated preseason

Cosmos prepare for the match against the Dominican national team [Photo: New York Cosmos]

On Sunday, the New York Cosmos defeated the Dominican Republic 5-1 to leave the island with a perfect record across their three-game tour. The goals for the Cosmos came off of a Javi Márquez penalty, Emmanuel Ledesma scissor kick, an Irvin Herrera brace, and a beautiful finale from Andrea Mancini. This was also a historic affair, with the Cosmos becoming the first American professional club to face the Dominican Republic’s National Team. 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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The Cosmos, the preseason, and the possibilities

12380642_10154190821876091_2009870375_oIt’s hard not to notice what has been the slowest Cosmos preseason since the club re-booted. They have put together a compelling squad that could push for the third title in the modern era and make a deep run in the Open Cup. They’ve signed a deal with Under Armour that should bring a level of cooperation and distribution ability they never secured with Nike. Stadium buzz remains alive and it appears that a decision could come shortly.

But, in terms of coverage of their preseason, the absence of a “name” in soccer on the team (something I don’t believe to be necessary) and the absence of an international element, the silence coming from the Cosmos’ camp is deafening in terms of preseason presence. Continue reading