After months of without sleep, the boys in green are coming to Brooklyn. On Thursday, the New York Cosmos announced that they would be playing at MCU Park in Brooklyn for the 2017 NASL Season. The move comes after an unceremonious end to a four year relationship with Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. MCU is not new turf for the Cosmos, as they first hosted the Ottawa Fury on May 2, 2015 at the ballpark. The venue later played host to the 2015 NASL Championship Semi-Final, which saw Raul score the winning goal over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the 61st minute. Continue reading
Welcome to Your (Cosmos) Country Needs You, where we explore the marketing possibilities for the Boys in Green — er, the front office in green — in getting more butts in seats, more jerseys on backs, and spreading the gospel of the World Famous New York Cosmos. Continue reading
Meet the Team Night is easily my favorite night of the year (barring a championship). It’s the one night of the season I take off my press hat and go meet the team as a fan. The Cosmos had a Soccer Olympics events going on for the kids. And while this year’s event fell on a hotter day, it was a beautiful, sunny day in Long Island for a soccer game.
And all of an announced 2,871 were there to see it, the second smallest home attendance the Cosmos have announced in NASL play. In fact, both of the lowest attendances they have announced have happened this season.
It’s definitely a point for debate, but I firmly believe Nassau County cannot sustain this team for much longer and the Cosmos must now head for the boroughs, specifically Brooklyn.