Mix-ed Emotions: Could the former USMNT starlet rejuvenate his career with the New York Cosmos?

Mix Diskerud [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

As the month of January comes to a close, the Cosmos have taken large strides forward towards the 2017 season since Rocco B. Commisso took over the club on the 10th. The club has made 15 player signings, most of whom are familiar faces and key pieces who helped the Cosmos win back-to-back NASL Championships. The club also officially announced a move to MCU Park for the upcoming year. While all of the news has caused a sense of optimism about the club’s future, there are still some questions that will need to be answered before the ball first rolls in the Spring Season, especially due to the few attacking pieces that have signed with the team.

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NASL roster moves through January

After a tumultuous offseason that put the very existence of the NASL in question, silly season is finally upon us as the eight remaining active clubs begin the work of preparing their rosters for the 2017 season.

TICC spent some time tracking down as many of the roster changes across the league as we could find.

If we missed something, feel free to let us know.

Where do they stand now? 2016 NASL teams and their current positions

North_American_Soccer_League_(NASL).svgThe 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

Cosmos offseason circus continues, threatened with eviction from offices

550_rent_is_too_damn_highIt’s been a wild offseason filled with loss for the New York Cosmos and their fans. They’ve lost players, coaches and staff as the organization has held of the appearance of a club going under. In the process, they’ve also lost much of their reputation. And their prestige may not be done taking punches as they may now face eviction from their Long Island offices. Continue reading

Cosmos staff reduced as furloughs become terminations

new_york_cosmos_2010-svgThe New York Cosmos have been on the ropes for weeks with reports surfacing of front office personnel being furloughed and players being released.

Today the Cosmos took another step backwards as front office members were contacted and informed over the phone that their services were no longer needed.  Continue reading

Cosmos supporters move from asking questions to demanding action, change in ownership

12952946_1027717327275815_902930458_oJust under two weeks have passed since the 5 Points, the New York Cosmos’ supporters, issued a joint statement requesting answers from the club on the status of 2017.

Since then, no answers have been forthcoming outside of minimal comments made by Seamus O’Brien. But, rumors and reports abound about the state of the club, massive debt, and players being shopped.

The only things that are known is that players have been released and staff have been furloughed.

As a result, the 5 Points have moved from requesting answers to demanding action, specifically the sale of shares belonging to Cosmos Chairman O’Brien and Vice-Chairman Jeremy Wilkens, and the reinstatement of all staff and players, along with payment of any debt owed to them. You can read the statement below.

For immediate release

NEW YORK COSMOS SUPPORTERS GROUP THE 5 POINTS DEMAND NEW YORK COSMOS BE SOLD

NEW YORK (December 5, 2016)- Over the course of the 2016 season the Cross Island Crew, La Banda Del Cosmos and the Borough Boys (Collectively known as the 5 Points), have continued to give their unwavering support to their soccer club, the New York Cosmos.

Today, the 5 Points demand that Seamus O’Brien and Jeremy Wilkins sell their controlling share in the New York Cosmos. We ask for this to happen immediately in an effort to save our 2017 season that would allow us not only to defend our 2016 NASL Championship but to also continue the legacy of the New York Cosmos for years to come. Their improper management has brought us to the brink of existence and the 5 Points asks for a resolution to this impasse immediately. Furthermore, we ask the current owners for the immediate reinstatement of all staff, players, and coaches as well as the payment of any debts owed to them.

Any questions can be directed to Christian Lucero or Cesar Trelles at the5pointsnyc@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: Outside of social media accounts that bare our name and releases such as these, the 5 Points are not represented by any media outlets, podcasts, or blog sites that may reference our name or refer to us in any capacity. For further information on the 5 Points we can be followed on Instagram & Twitter @5_points_nyc or via the previously mentioned email.