The 2016 NASL season may have started with 11 teams and ended with 12 but it looks like 2017 will have nowhere near that number, if the season kicks off at all. Here’s a look at the most recent available status of every team that kicked a ball in 2016. Continue reading
During penalty kicks, with them down 2-1, Indy Eleven goalkeeper Jon Busch unexpectedly stepped up to the spot for their third attempt. He would send his shot high. Already ahead in the count, the Cosmos would sink their next two and win it.
But, why even have him take it? While not unheard of, it’s a rarity to see a goalkeeper make the attempt, especially when already feeling the pressure of being behind in the count. Continue reading
The NASL Championship Final might not be contested in a venue befitting the crown jewel match of the American second division, but it will still be battled as if it were when the Indy Eleven arrive at Belson Stadium tomorrow.
With Indy getting the better of the Cosmos in the season series (2-0-1), the Cosmos will look to have the last laugh and the right to hoist the Soccer Bowl trophy. Continue reading
TICCPod recently had the chance to talk with Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese to discuss the club’s approach to the title match and the possible loss of one of their strikers to international duty. Continue reading
We made the rounds this week interviewing Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese, team captain Carlos Mendes, goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, and midfielder Adam Moffat.
Then, we cross over to the Indy side of things, speaking with Head Coach Tim Hankinson and goalkeeper Jon Busch.
We take your questions, talk the other semifinal and some league news. It’s all here on TICCPod. Continue reading
Rayo OKC won the final playoff spot on Saturday night, despite the fact that their last regular season match would not kick off until Sunday. Requiring a win and a Rayo loss, Minnesota United instead lost their final NASL match against the Cosmos, granting the expansion side a spot at Shuart Stadium for the postseason match next weekend.
They’ll join FC Edmonton on the road as the Eddies travel to Indy. One thing both road teams have in common? Though they’ve both played a pair of tightly contested road matches this year, neither of them have won a game this year at the venue they’re traveling to.
With the New York Cosmos and Indy Eleven already determined as the hosts of the semifinal round of the NASL Championship, the league now waits to see who their opponents will be, although one match-up is certain. Continue reading
We also return to the subject of the league and 2017, compiling all the updates across the last week regarding the NASL and its clubs, including statements from several teams and an answer to the open letter sent to Cosmos Chairman Seamus O’Brien by a founding member of the Borough Boys.
It’s all here on TICCPod. Continue reading