La Liga rooftop event [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
On Sunday, the two titans of La Liga Santander, Real Madrid and Barcelona, squared off for another running of El Clasico
, a match whose importance was amplified by its proximity to the end of the season, and the possibility of seeing the top spot change hands.
La Liga also hosted an event in Manhattan attended by members of the New York soccer community and former members of the two clubs playing. Of the latter, one of those in attendance was Raul, eterno capitán of Real Madrid and a member of the New York Cosmos in 2015. Continue reading
L-R] Irvin Herrera and GIovanni Savarese [Photo: New York Cosmos]
A new home wasn’t the only announcement the Cosmos had lined up for Thursday as they also announced the acquisition of El Salvadorian forward Irvin Herrera. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per club policy, the St. Louis FC website indicates the transaction is a loan
from the USL club to the New York side. Continue reading
Demba Ba speaks with Eric Wynalda at the NSCAA [Photo: SiriusXM FC]
In an offseason that saw the NASL decrease to eight teams, one of the long rumored favorites for league expansion may have seen it’s figurehead come to be. Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba
now plys his trade in China for Shanghai Shenhua, but if he has his way, he may have a new role quite soon: NASL club owner. Continue reading
David Diosa celebrates his goal with Lucky Mkosana (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)
An offseason of turmoil and overhaul at the New York Cosmos has now seen one of it’s original reboot members depart for new pastures.
The OKC Energy of the USL announced Thursday that they had signed David Diosa, who had been a part of the Cosmos since 2010. Diosa moves west after what was considered by many to be his breakout year with the Cosmos, scoring three goals and assisting on another three in a career high 23 games played. Continue reading
Jimmy Ockford [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
The Cosmos may have announced the return of two key members of their back line yesterday afternoon, but one of the younger components of the defensive unit has moved on to a new destination. Continue reading
Juan Arango and Yohandry Orozco celebrate at the NASL Final [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]
According to reports, the Cosmos may be on the verge of recalling most of the members of the 2016 Championship squad, but at least three key components from last year’s team won’t be a factor going forward. Continue reading
It’s been an emotional day in Cosmos Country as the New York Cosmos have been reported dead, alive, and in limbo in the space of a few hours. Rumors and reports on the club’s future are bouncing around and we’ll try to sort out some of it here. Continue reading
Following on the heels of the news of the departures of the Rowdies and the Fury today, NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson today released a statement regarding the changes coming for the NASL, which include the aforementioned moves of the two teams to USL, Minnesota United’s departure for MLS, and rumors of other clubs that may not operate next season. Continue reading
After rumors of the club also departing the league and confirmation today that the Rowdies would join the USL next year, the North American Soccer League suffered the additional blow of the loss of the Ottawa Fury. Continue reading
At the start of 2016, fans of the NASL knew that despite the additions of Rayo OKC and Puerto Rico FC, the league would lose Minnesota United at the end of the year to MLS.
Today they lose a second club. Continue reading