Puerto Rico FC president responds to claims of potential ineligibility of club

[L-R] Adrian Whitbread, Carmelo Anthony, Thomas Payne, Neil Sillett [Photo: Juan Costa/Noticel]

Following a report from Futbol Boricua indicating Puerto Rico FC might not be able to play with a potential suspension of the Puerto Rican football federation (FPF), Thomas Payne, president of Puerto Rico FC has responded to the claims.

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Cosmos opener to air on beIN but PRFC may be ineligble to play

Puerto Rico FC may not be permitted to play [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos, fresh off an announcement of airing games on WPIX and MSG Networks this spring, may see their season opener at Puerto Rico air on beIN Sports according to the scheduling of the match on the network.

However, that game may not be able to take place with the Puerto Rican federation facing suspension from FIFA, potentially making Puerto Rico FC ineligible to play. Continue reading

Yasmani Duk goes to Saudi Arabia; may launch FIFA suit for unpaid Cosmos wages

Yasmani Duk [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Another former Cosmos has found a new team as Yasmani Duk will travel to Saudi Arabia to play for Al-Ettifaq FC after spending the 2016 season on loan with New York. TICC spoke with with player’s agent, Rodrigo Osorio, discovering the deal had been approved and legal action might be taken against the Cosmos for unpaid wages.  Continue reading