Cosmos win multi-goal Mothers’ Day match

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The New York Cosmos found their first home victory of 2017 as several Cosmos also found their first goals of the season in the process of overturning a two goal deficit in the first half.

Delayed a full day by heavy rains and poor drainage at MCU Park, the wait seemed worth it as the club finally captured an elusive three points in Brooklyn.

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NASL Recap: Road teams earn results in three of four games

Another week of NASL action in the books with all eight teams active for the first time this season. It was a good week to be a road team in three of the four matches played.  Continue reading

“I’m very, very happy to be back” – Ryan Richter talks off-season, turf, and 2017 expectations

Ryan Richter [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

“Ryan Richter is currently a right back for the New York Cosmos…or formerly a right back for the New York Cosmos…or who knows what’s going on with the Cosmos these days.”

The day is December 1st, and this is the introduction The Play Podcast host Bobby Warshaw gives the Cosmos right back. The episode is a beautiful analysis of a goal by Chelsea star winger Pedro, but a roughly two-minute conversation at the beginning of the recording serves as an indicator of the type of offseason the Philadelphia native was having. Continue reading

Players and history: Why Giovanni Savarese stayed with the New York Cosmos

Giovanni Savarese [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

“Savarese, que lo hizo usted aguantarse o esperar cuando se hizo el anuncio de que los Cosmos ya no iba existir?”

The question hangs out there for Giovanni Savarese, head coach of the New York Cosmos, to answer. Posed by a Latino journalist at Media Day, it’s one that has weighed on the minds of many that follow this team. In a moment where every player had been released, where nearly every staffer had been terminated and while owed money, where the team was on the verge of being sold to an unknown party who would effectively end the Cosmos for the second time around, why did Savarese stay? What made him withstand everything, wait when the announcement was made that the club would no longer exist?

For anyone who’s followed Gio’s career as a coach closely, the answer should come as no surprise.

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Questions still surround the Cosmos’ back-line ahead of second preseason leg

David Ochieng at the team’s media practice [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Things seem to be coming together well for the Cosmos as the club prepares to head to Bermuda for the second leg of their preseason tour. In the first leg, the club won all three of their friendlies in the Dominican Republic but, more importantly, the team seemed to improve from match to match. As it stands, the Cosmos roster has twenty players under contract, but only two center backs.

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First three re-signings of the season – Richter, Ochieng, Calvillo return

The Cosmos are back, although a major rebuilding phase awaits them on the field. Still waiting on news of a home for the 2017 season, many questions are still remain on who will suit up for the green and white.

While several mainstays and fan favorites of the club have departed, three players will return for them in 2017.

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New York Cosmos win third NASL title in four years; beat Indy in penalties

Cosmos celebrate their win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Cosmos celebrate their win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos claimed their third NASL title of the reboot Era and their eighth NASL title overall on Sunday night, playing a scoreless match through extra time. Penalties were required and the Cosmos prevailed 4-2.  Continue reading

Family Man: Ryan Richter talks Cosmos move, NASL/USL differences, more

Ryan Richter [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Ryan Richter [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

It’s been an interesting ten months for Ryan Richter.

First, following Ottawa Fury’s loss to the New York Cosmos in the 2015 Soccer Bowl, Richter decided to return home, signing for Bethlehem Steel of the USL. Wedding band shining in the sunlight at Mitchel Field, Richter talked about how family played a part in leaving the NASL finalists. Continue reading

Signing: Ryan Richter joins the New York Cosmos

12597125_10154618786456091_656239231_oThe New York Cosmos have joined the multitude of NASL sides to have added players from the 2015 NASL runners-up Ottawa Fury.

In a move that will add quality and depth to their backline, Ryan Richter, a proven option at right back, joins from Bethlehem Steel of USL, a team he’s been a part of since December.

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