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
And, much like everything else lately, nothing is coming up Cosmos. Continue reading
For the third consecutive season, the Cosmos will feel the pains of attempting to schedule postseason play at Hofstra University.
And for the second time, it will involve an NASL Final.
After years of waiting for an answer at Belmont, Cosmos fans are now only getting another question. Are the New York Islanders now attempting a play of their own for a facility at Belmont? Continue reading
TICC was present at the May 3rd Rally for Jobs at the proposed Belmont stadium site. We caught audio from some of the speech givers as well as input from some of the rally-goers. Listen to it here!
“WHAT DO WE WANT?” “THE STADIUM!” “WHEN DO WE WANT IT?” “NOW!”
The cry rang out early and often across the course of the Cosmos stadium rally as labor workers, local citizens, and fans of the club net at the proposed stadium site in Elmont. Between 150 and 200 people were in attendance as all parties demanded action from Albany in contrast to the opposition protest about a week before that numbered about a dozen in attendance. Continue reading
“Don’t cry ‘wolf’, shepherd boy,” said the villagers, “when there’s no wolf!”
Once again there are promises of a Belmont decision on the horizon but, unlike past news, there are two amazing revelations. The first is that this might be real as buried deep in the libn.com story was an actual comment from the Empire State Development Corporation. Continue reading
Years of waiting for a decision on Belmont. The future of a club (AND of a community) in limbo as New York state mulled over a decision, changed the parameters for a decision, and then deliberated again.
Decision time may finally be close.