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

Rumors, reports, and sources: a round-up of the second day

nasl-logo2After 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

NASL investigating allegation of racial slur in FC Edmonton v Puerto Rico FC match

141066_2016-08-29_12.13.25Yesterday’s battle between the two most far-flung NASL markets ended in fireworks as PRFC defender Chris Nurse had to be held back and walked off the field by teammate David Meves and coach Adrian Whitbread. It later came to light that the Guyanese international was enraged by a an alleged racial comment made to him and identified Eddies midfielder Nicolas Di Biase as the offender.  Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast Episode 59 – ‘The Brooklyn Rumors Episode’

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The guys are back talking about a road win, yes you read that correctly, in Puerto Rico, a re-appearance by the Cardiac Cosmos, league news, the rumors revolving around Brooklyn and the updates that followed.

Of course, we take your questions on the Cosmos and the league.

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Cardiac Cosmos reappear in Puerto Rico, win in stoppage time

Cristiano Dias puts a ball on net as Jimmy Maurer leaves his line to save it (Photo: NASL)

Cristiano Dias puts a ball on net as Jimmy Maurer leaves his line to save it (Photo: NASL)

The Cardiac Cosmos made another road appearance as they beat Puerto Rico FC 2-1, making the island the first location outside of New York and Miami that the Cosmos have logged a league win. The Cosmos came from behind to win in stoppage time for the second week in a row. Continue reading

Giovanni Savarese looks ahead to Puerto Rico, road points

Giovanni Savarese (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Giovanni Savarese (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Nobody can deny that the Cosmos have looked absolutely disappointing on the road this season. After the 2015 season where they went undefeated in the spring, it took the the club only a handful of games this season to find two late losses. Up to this point, they have dropped all but three away games this season (2-1-6).

With a match coming up this weekend in Puerto Rico, Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese looked ahead at what it’ll take to leave the island with road points.  Continue reading

Cosmos Country Podcast Episode 58 – ‘The We All Hate Tampa Episode’

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nThe guys are back talking a massive come from behind win over Tampa Bay, some spicy words from from key figures in both organizations, and an upcoming match on the road against Puerto Rico.
We look around the league, take your questions, and announce the winners of the #TICCprints competition.
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Cosmos Country Podcast Episode 56 – ‘The Luis Birthday Episode’ with Scissortail Podcast and Giovanni Savarese

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nThe guys are back talking a win over Puerto Rico FC and take a look around the rest of the league’s news and results.

The guys also have a chat with Porter Cunningham of Scissortail Podcast to preview Rayo OKC and talk about their impressions of everything happening down there.

Giovanni Savarese also joins to talk about Rayo OKC and some interesting visitors at Cosmos training this week.

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Cosmos Country Podcast Episode 55 – ‘The Really Long Episode’ with President Thomas Payne of PRFC

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back, talking a disappointing run on the road against Tampa Bay and Edmonton. Luis tells us what he saw on the ground in Al Lang Stadium and we take a look around the league’s results and news.

We welcome Thomas Payne, President of Puerto Rico FC as we ask him about the direction of the club and its impact on Puerto Rican soccer.

Of course, we share your questions and feedback. It’s all here on Cosmos Country! Continue reading