Cosmos midfield coming together, “getting better and better every game”

Danny Szetela [Photo: San Francisco Deltas]

There’s no question that in this bonus season, the New York Cosmos got off to a rocky start. Unable to log a shot in their first two matches and blown out in their home opener, their fortunes have slowly begun to change. An 0-1-1 start has given way to a three-game unbeaten streak where they’ve permitted only one goal.

That goal came from league leaders Jacksonville Armada, this week’s opponents. A final result of 1-1 indicates the tough battle that could lie ahead for the team.

However, despite the challenges that have befallen the back line and striker options, the midfield continues to develop and improve as the players themselves have noted. Continue reading

“It was a big honor for me to wear it for this historic club” – Danny Szetela on captain’s band

Danny Szetela in action against the Deltas [Photo: Danny Szetela’s Instagram]

The Cosmos recently celebrated their second win on the road, holding onto a 1-0 lead over the San Francisco Deltas behind a shutout effort from Jimmy Maurer and a beautifully chipped goal from Emmanuel Ledesma.

However, with the absences of Carlos Mendes and Ayoze from the 18, the green and white had a new option wearing the captain’s armband that evening: Danny Szetela. Continue reading

Match Recap: New York Cosmos earn first win of 2017, defeat Miami 2-0

The New York Cosmos were outshot heavily and saved by the upright on two occasions, but hung on to a 2-0 win in Miami, their first of the 2017 season.

Danny Szetela and Ayoze each scored a goal and Jimmy Maurer held Miami silent for his second shutout in three games.

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5 Points present Sebastian Guenzatti with Player of the Year award at fundraiser

Sebastian Guenzatti [Photo: Eytan Calderon\TICC]

The 5 Points fundraiser on Saturday night was a massive success, bringing together fans and supporters of the New York Cosmos and honoring former player Sebastian Guenzatti with an award as the winger and current players Danny Szetela and Juan Guerra were all in attendance. Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 73 – Rebuilding a club, rebuilding a pod with Danny Szetela

We’re back again, talking about the first re-signings and new signing of the 2017 New York Cosmos.

Speaking of signings, we get Danny Szetela on to talk to us about his return from the San Francisco Deltas and the direction of this year’s team.

We take a look at what’s going on around the league, how other teams are rebuilding their rosters and ask you how you think your team is doing and who you think the early favorites on.

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Danny Szetela returns to New York Cosmos a month after signing with San Francisco Deltas

Danny Szetela [Photo: Steven Hamlin/TICC]

Just over a month ago, the San Francisco Deltas announced the signing of Cosmos fan favorite Danny Szetela in the midst of news that the New York Cosmos might not field a team for the 2017 season.

And now, looking ahead to another year on the field, the club announced that holding midfielder would be in green and white for 2017. Continue reading

“I’m always up for a new challenge” – Danny Szetela talks San Francisco Deltas, New York Cosmos

Sebastian Guenzatti and Danny Szetela (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Midfielder Danny Szetela was recently announced as a signing by the San Francisco Deltas, becoming only the second player from the 2016 New York Cosmos side to find a new home after Jairo Arrieta returned to play in Costa Rica. TICC recently got a chance to talk with the fan favorite, discussing the Deltas, Head Coach Marc Dos Santos and his time with the New York Cosmos. Continue reading

“It’s a successful story”: The Danny Szetela story, Part 2

Danny Szetela [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Danny Szetela [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

In Part 1 of The Danny Szetela story, Steve Hamlin covered Danny’s time with the US youth national teams and his time overseas. You can read it here

Danny Szetela’s time in the nation’s capital didn’t go exactly as planned. Continue reading