Spanish legend Raul reflects on time with Cosmos, new challenges with La Liga

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

Irvin Herrera joins New York Cosmos, first forward signing of 2017

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 throws hat in San Diego soccer ring with NASL announcement

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 departs Cosmos, signs on with OKC Energy

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

Adam Moffat, Juan Arango, Yohandry Orozco sign with new clubs

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

Rumors, reports, and sources: a Cosmos round-up for the day

New_York_Cosmos_2010.svgIt’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

NASL responds to USL departures; CSA responds to Ottawa moves

14808840_10154708287381091_1730862976_oFollowing 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