Match Preview: New York Cosmos open ‘bonus season’ at Puerto Rico

The remaining questions can be put to bed for a day. The New York Cosmos will play their first competitive match since the club nearly expired for the second time in its history. And despite an impressive lineup, they will face a determined Puerto Rico FC that has something to prove. Continue reading

Puerto Rico FC president responds to claims of potential ineligibility of club

[L-R] Adrian Whitbread, Carmelo Anthony, Thomas Payne, Neil Sillett [Photo: Juan Costa/Noticel]

Following a report from Futbol Boricua indicating Puerto Rico FC might not be able to play with a potential suspension of the Puerto Rican football federation (FPF), Thomas Payne, president of Puerto Rico FC has responded to the claims.

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Cosmos opener to air on beIN but PRFC may be ineligble to play

Puerto Rico FC may not be permitted to play [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos, fresh off an announcement of airing games on WPIX and MSG Networks this spring, may see their season opener at Puerto Rico air on beIN Sports according to the scheduling of the match on the network.

However, that game may not be able to take place with the Puerto Rican federation facing suspension from FIFA, potentially making Puerto Rico FC ineligible to play. Continue reading

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

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