Following the United States Soccer Federation’s decision last night to grant provisional Division II status to the NASL for the 2017 season, the New York Cosmos have announced their to return for the 2017 season. Continue reading
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
It’s been an emotional day in Cosmos Country as the New York Cosmos have been reported dead, alive, and in limbo in the space of a few hours. Rumors and reports on the club’s future are bouncing around and we’ll try to sort out some of it here. Continue reading
The NASL had another round of good news/bad news last week after they revealed the end to all ties with Traffic Sports before news of a lawsuit against them was also revealed. Continue reading
We answer your questions, discuss your answers to our two questions this week, and diversify by chatting a little USMNT.
We also talk about our potential TICC-Mas hangout this offseason. Give a listen and get some details if you’d like to come.
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 recently announced departures of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Ottawa Fury to the USL, the impending departure of Minnesota United to MLS, and the uncertain futures of Rayo OKC and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, these times have mostly been viewed as dark ones for America’s second division of soccer.
A refreshing and different point-of-view from the typical tone of conversation surrounding the league and its relationship with USL, MLS, and the USSF, Helmick believes change has begun that could lead to positive things down the road for the NASL. Continue reading