TICCPod Ep 79 – Mother’s Day mayhem, Open Cup calamity, the questions return

It’s been a wild week for the Cosmos. A dive against Puerto Rico FC likely leads to a win. A match against a PDL side leads to a disastrous exit from the Open Cup. And the team is now off playing a friendly in Saudi Arabia.

Historically, the team’s exit from the Cup (usually in the Round of 16) has led to existential questions about the state of the team and the long-term. With the Cosmos crashing out immediately, the questions begin now.

We talk your thoughts on the state of the Cosmos and share ours. It’s only five months into new ownership and the need from the fans for answers has just begun.

We get some exclusive words with Giovanni Savarese, Jimmy Maurer and Eric Calvillo after the Reading surprise, discuss league and Open Cup results and much more on this edition of TICCPod. Continue reading

First three re-signings of the season – Richter, Ochieng, Calvillo return

The Cosmos are back, although a major rebuilding phase awaits them on the field. Still waiting on news of a home for the 2017 season, many questions are still remain on who will suit up for the green and white.

While several mainstays and fan favorites of the club have departed, three players will return for them in 2017.

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Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 68 – ‘This Episode is #BiggerThanBelson’ with Giovanni Savarese & the Cosmos

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back, talking a win over Minnesota United, some news about a bite-sized potential NASL Final venue and your reactions to that and rumors about Gio Savarese.

Speaking of Gio, we speak with him, Carlos Mendes, Jimmy Maurer, Adam Moffat, and Eric Calvillo about their win and the road ahead.

We take your questions and look ahead to a tough battle with Rayo OKC.

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“I was excited, I didn’t even know what happened.” – Eric Calvillo talks first start, goal, development

Eric Calvillo [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Eric Calvillo [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

When US Youth National team member Eric Calvillo talked to SBI Soccer about his first professional contract in January, he set a modest set of goals.

“Hopefully, I can expect to get a couple of minutes and develop my game.”

Calvillo certainly exceeded those parameters this past Saturday, earning his first professional start for the Cosmos against Minnesota United. At only 18, the start would be quite the occasion for the midfielder. Continue reading

New York Cosmos defeat Minnesota United, end regular-season with a win

JC Banks (L) and Jimmy Mulligan (R) [Photo: Minnesota United]

JC Banks (L) and Jimmy Mulligan [Photo: Minnesota United]

The New York Cosmos defeated Minnesota United 1-0, getting a goal from an unexpected contributor and a shutout from Jimmy Maurer. With the loss, Minnesota United’s time in the NASL comes to an end as they move on to MLS.  Continue reading

Cosmos could face manpower shortage on Wednesday

All three of these players may be out (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

All three of these players may be out (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

The New York Cosmos are currently on a three-game winning streak, a five-game unbeaten streak, and a 14 home game unbeaten streak entering their Wednesday night match against Indy, but could face some serious obstacles in the form of unavailable manpower for the match. Continue reading

Tests for Cosmos depth as four players receive call-ups

12874323_10154215357141091_2016518768_oThe New York Cosmos roster depth will face additional tests starting in the final week of August as four of the first team players receive call-ups to their national teams.

Andres Flores, Yasmani Duk, David Ochieng, and Eric Calvillo have all received call-ups to the El Salvador, Bolivia, Kenya, and US U-19 sides, respectively. Continue reading

Despite roster hits, Savarese confident in team’s depth

Gio Savarese (Photo: Matt Kremkau/Empire of Soccer)

Gio Savarese (Photo: Matt Kremkau/Empire of Soccer)

The Cosmos will host Rayo OKC this weekend, and many names from last week’s roster will be unavailable due to call-up, injury or recall. But Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese is confident his club can deliver a result this weekend against a line-up that features players like Georgios Samaras, Derek Boateng, and NASL leading scorer Michel. Continue reading

Photos from the Cosmos – Blackbirds friendly

Enjoy some more photos from the Cosmos – Blackbirds friendly on Friday. All photos were taken by our very own Steve Hamlin! Continue reading