Questions still surround the Cosmos’ back-line ahead of second preseason leg

David Ochieng at the team’s media practice [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Things seem to be coming together well for the Cosmos as the club prepares to head to Bermuda for the second leg of their preseason tour. In the first leg, the club won all three of their friendlies in the Dominican Republic but, more importantly, the team seemed to improve from match to match. As it stands, the Cosmos roster has twenty players under contract, but only two center backs.

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Jimmy Ockford recalled to Sounders for friendly


Jimmy Ockford (Photo: Steve Hamlin)

Of the four loans on the Cosmos roster at the start of spring, one was recalled and sold (Michael Lahoud), another ended and wasn’t renewed (Gabriel Farfán), and two remain (Yasmani Duk and Jimmy Ockford).

Of the final two, Jimmy Ockford will be recalled by his parent club as the Seattle Sounders play host to West Ham United tonight. At this time, only the one friendly has been specified as the reason for the loan.  Continue reading

The liability of loans: MLS loans and the Cosmos

13393971_10154376381066091_1247511763645153702_nSince 2013, the Cosmos have focused on building a club that could win league championships, make deep runs in the US Open Cup, and, in a phrase used consistently by the organization itself, compete at the highest levels in this country.

The Cosmos have engaged in a series of recruiting efforts to build a well-rounded organization on the field to achieve these goals. The results have certainly been mixed.  Continue reading

Cosmos take April Fools Day seriously

The New York Cosmos have pranked their own for the last two years and April Fools’ 2016 was no exception.

The victims this year? Niko Kranjčar, Mike Lahoud, Jimmy Ockford and Yohandry Orozco, courtesy of Hunter Freeman and the club. Check out this year’s version. I imagine you will be hearing some of these bites/quotes in many places for years to come.

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Confirmed: Cosmos welcome Jimmy Ockford back on loan


(Photo: Newsday)

As we reported last night, Jimmy Ockford has rejoined the Cosmos from the Seattle Sounders, his second loan from Seattle to New York in three seasons.

“His energy and competitiveness make him a great option for us defensively,” Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese said of Ockford. “Jimmy fit in well with this team a couple seasons ago, and we’re happy to have him back at the club.” Continue reading