[L-R] Giovanni Savarese, Rocco Commisso, Erik Stover [Photo: New York Cosmos]
On a media call Tuesday morning, the New York Cosmos introduced Rocco B. Commisso as their new majority owner, keeping the team from fading off the field for a second time in their history and potentially ushering it into a different direction.
“We’ve found our savior,” shared Cosmos COO Erik Stover in a media call Tuesday morning. “A savior for this club and, I believe, a savior that has kept the North American Soccer League going.”
What were some of the words this savior dropped in yesterday’s call when discussing the future of this team?
“I don’t know.”
“Let’s take one step at a time.”
While underwhelming to some, those words were indicative of a view that has not always been associated with this club: pragmatism. And while it’s still too early to tell, this approach may have been what was sorely needed by an organization in a tailspin. Continue reading
We’re back, talking the passing of a legend in Carlos Alberto, another win over Miami FC, and a season finale against Minnesota United.
We also talk about the events of the day for the NASL, which includes the loss of a pair of clubs to the USL: the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Ottawa Fury.
We’re joined by New York Cosmos COO Erik Stover, who shares what answers he can provide about the Cosmos, and San Francisco Deltas CEO Brian Andres Helmick, who gives us an updates about the NASL’s newest club, his thoughts on the NASL, and anecdotes that include the signing of Marc Dos Santos and how James Rodriguez played a role in making him decide to build the club.
It’s all here on TICCPod. Continue reading
Erik Stover [Photo: New York Cosmos]
TICC was at the presentation of the NASL Fall trophy on Thursday and had a chance to speak with New York Cosmos COO Erik Stover, addressing a number of concerns fans have demonstrated in regard to their club. Continue reading
With the Cosmos playing their third game of the 2016 Open Cup next week, Cosmos Country Podcast asked Cosmos COO Erik Stover his thoughts on the Open Cup and the Cosmos. Continue reading
Niko Kranjčar (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)
On Monday, the BBC was told by Niko Kranjčar’s lawyer that the Croatian will undergo a medical with Rangers FC as he seeks to return to European first-division soccer.
That evening, Cosmos COO Erik Stover confirmed to Cosmos Country Podcast that the international midfielder will most likely not return for the fall. Continue reading
The Cosmos defeat NYCFC 1-0 in a rematch of the East River Derby and advance to the Round of 16 and a showdown with the New England Revolution at Belson Stadium. Continue reading
Last year, the Cosmos won one of the most exciting matches in their short reboot history, forcing 120 minutes of soccer and penalty kicks with NYCFC. But from the jaws of victory, the Cosmos also took away a defeat. Continue reading
“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
With about half a month until kick-off, Cosmos COO Erik Stover hopped on to Reddit to conduct an Ask Me Anything session. Some popular Cosmos questions were asked. Many got answers.
(Photo: Big Apple Soccer)
Acknowledging that the 2016 preseason has been a quiet one so far for the club, Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover and Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese sat down with the media Tuesday morning to discuss several items related to the upcoming season, including the look of the roster for 2016.