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
After a whirlwind of information swirled around on Tuesday concerning the fates of the Cosmos and the NASL, information slowed down considerably, but did not drop off entirely on Wednesday. But very little revolved around the New York Cosmos. Continue reading
Coupled with an FC Edmonton loss in Minnesota, the Cosmos also laid claim to the 2016 NASL Fall and Combined season titles, giving them the #1 seed and hosting rights to their playoff matches.
TICC was back on site as the Cosmos defeated the Armada on Wednesday night. Check out photos from our own Eytan Calderon and Steve Hamlin as the Cosmos took three points and kept their fall record perfect after three games. Continue reading
The last time the Cosmos hosted the Armada, they were fresh off their season opener win at home over the Ottawa Fury. The Armada, on the other hand, were just starting their season on the road at Shuart, a difficult ask of any team, but certainly quite a demand for team that had experienced significant turnover to their roster under a new coach.
The Armada now have a spring season under their belt, but they will still face a difficult test on Wednesday night, despite earning their second win of the season last weekend. Continue reading
Aside from the Cosmos shutout of PDL side Jersey Express on Wednesday night, the league should be pleased by strong Third Round performances in the US Open Cup and Amway Canadian Championship.
After a night to forget in last year’s Open Cup with only the Cosmos and Silverbacks advancing and the rest of the league going 0-7 against USL opposition, the league saw all but the two expansion sides move on to the fourth round going 6-2 against the USL this year.
The Cosmos followed up a shutout over Ottawa with another over Jacksonville, posting a 2-0 win. After a hand in creating two goals last week, Jairo Arrieta opened his account while Adam Moffat entered as a second-half sub and found a goal for the second consecutive week. Continue reading
With the Jacksonville match today, we caught up with Carlos Mendes recently to ask him his thoughts on a new-look Armada, struggles with them in the past, and his thoughts on Jimmy Ockford and David Ochieng on the back line.
After a surprise 3-3-4 run in the spring had them in 6th place, a 5-4-11 fall performance brought them crashing back to earth and last place as they tied for least points, least goals scored, and worst goal differential in the league. Issues abounded. An inability to win on the road, logging only three points outside of Jacksonville all year. The top two leading players in yellow cards, the leading player in reds. Three head coaches across 2015, one who received an extension through 2019, then was fired less than three months later.
But the 2016 Armada are ready to go. Continue reading