Us Against the World: The Cosmos and the US Open Cup, Part 1

The 5 Points 2016 Open Cup tifo [Photo: Eytan Calderon/TICC]

The Cup. The Lamar Hunt United States Open Cup to be exact. It’s the longest ongoing knockout competition in American soccer and one of the longest running association football tournaments in the world. It’s March Madness for soccer, on steroids. It pits teams from across the nation, both amateur and professional, in an extensive knockout tournament that spans from April until September every year, with qualifying taking place for amateur clubs well before then.

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“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

Official: Cosmos sign Costa Rican forward Jairo Arrieta

Jairo Arrieta (Photo: Futhead)

Jairo Arrieta (Photo: Futhead)

The Cosmos have completed the signing of Jairo Arrieta, a Costa Rican international with DC United last season. The forward started in 15 of his 27 appearances last season, logging five goals.

Prior to his time in DC, Arrieta spent three season with the Columbus Crew after joining from Saprissa, the most prominent club in Costa Rica.

Arrieta has been a call-up for the Costa Rican national team since 2011, netting four goals across 16 appearance for Los Ticos. Continue reading