The NASL schedule is still young, very young, but in the end it is final (with the exception of a Cosmos match that could be flexed for the USOC final). After all the drama that occurred during the offseason, and the league nearly collapsing, an eight team schedule was bound to have some quirks. When it was initially released on Monday, I immediately checked my team’s schedule and realized how odd it was. Looking then to the entire league overlook, I realized how unbalanced it really was. Continue reading
This brought a lot of excitement to Cosmos Country and even had some talking about the club taking the field in 2017.
I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but while it is good news that there is activity on the ownership level, the club is still no closer to taking the field today compared to two weeks ago. Continue reading
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon – where one happens upon some obscure piece of information, often an unfamiliar word or name, and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly.
That’s how I learned about the New York Cosmos, a team I would grow to love.
In this moment, there are no words that could be more fitting. Continue reading
From the initial report of Cosmos in crisis by Empire of Soccer to today’s rumor of Carlos Slim being a potential buyer for the club, Cosmos fans do not know what to think.
My thought to Cosmos fans is to just sit back and wait out the storm. Do not let every tweet get your emotions up and down because 10 minutes later there will be a development. Continue reading
Talk to fans of the New York Cosmos about the state of the team after 3 and a half years and, more often than not, you will hear a response that resembles: “On the field it’s been awesome but off the field it’s not.”
Actually, saying “off the field it’s not” is actually being kind as the actual language has been a lot more vulgar.
Reading the recent article in the New York Times Magazine “The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture”, I was intrigued by the answer Jay Caspian King found and the way he got there. While he cites recent examples of racism in English soccer, most of his evidence relies on the English soccer experience of the 90s that he tries to use to justify why Latinos are not more active in the American soccer scene today. I feel Mr. King has neglected a few key factors that would more adequately explain this.
I don’t pretend to speak for all Latinos. I can only share my experiences with American soccer and opinions shared with me by other Latinos. Both would probably provide more insight into the subject than Mr. King did, as they would involve the opinions and experiences of actual Latinos who the author attempts to speak for, without demonstrating evidence that he spoke to a single one. Continue reading