TICCPod Ep 79 – Mother’s Day mayhem, Open Cup calamity, the questions return

It’s been a wild week for the Cosmos. A dive against Puerto Rico FC likely leads to a win. A match against a PDL side leads to a disastrous exit from the Open Cup. And the team is now off playing a friendly in Saudi Arabia.

Historically, the team’s exit from the Cup (usually in the Round of 16) has led to existential questions about the state of the team and the long-term. With the Cosmos crashing out immediately, the questions begin now.

We talk your thoughts on the state of the Cosmos and share ours. It’s only five months into new ownership and the need from the fans for answers has just begun.

We get some exclusive words with Giovanni Savarese, Jimmy Maurer and Eric Calvillo after the Reading surprise, discuss league and Open Cup results and much more on this edition of TICCPod. Continue reading

TICCPod Ep 78 – Winning in Miami, battling at home

The opening says it all. We’re back.

We briefly touch on the Miami win, cover the Armada draw and take a look around the league at results and news including the battle lines that are being drawn up for Division 3 soccer.

We answer your questions and you answer ours.

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Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 77 – No Goals ‘Til Brooklyn

After two weeks, we’re back, talking two rough matches for the Cosmos, the goods and bads of Brooklyn, and more!

Our special guest is Louie, working in San Francisco this week and Skyping the pod from his hotel room, proving that even being on opposite coasts can’t shut us up. Dress code? Pants optional.

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Cosmos Country Podcast Ep. 76 – The ‘Bonus Season’ Opener

We’re back for the kickoff of the “bonus season” as the New York Cosmos travel to Puerto Rico for their season opener.

Young Steve Hamlin joins us to talk about some of our newer prospects and signings. We again look around the league and around the world of soccer. We talk Rocco. We talk pro/rel. We talk your comments. We address some issues. And we do it all in the space of an hour.

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Cosmos Country Podcast records Thursday, send your thoughts and questions

We’re back and recording a new episode this Thursday with a special guest as we talk Cosmos, recent roster moves, the return to MCU Park, and the schedule.

Send us your Cosmos or NASL thoughts and questions here or use CosmosCountryPodcast at gmail.

We also have a few questions for you. How do you feel about the 2017 NASL schedule? Is it unbalanced? Are there too many travel issues? Are you fine with it? Let us know!

Cosmos Country Ep. 67 – The Departure Day Episode with Brian Andrés Helmick (SF Deltas) and Erik Stover (NY Cosmos)

12660394_10154115042861091_1746722863_nWe’re back, talking the passing of a legend in Carlos Alberto, another win over Miami FC, and a season finale against Minnesota United.

We also talk about the events of the day for the NASL, which includes the loss of a pair of clubs to the USL: the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Ottawa Fury.

We’re joined by New York Cosmos COO Erik Stover, who shares what answers he can provide about the Cosmos, and San Francisco Deltas CEO Brian Andres Helmick, who gives us an updates about the NASL’s newest club, his thoughts on the NASL, and anecdotes that include the signing of Marc Dos Santos and how James Rodriguez played a role in making him decide to build the club.

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