31 December 2009

Happy New Year from GETSTUCKIN.com


29 December 2009

Cosmos Return - THE CONS


In part two of our look at the possible return of the Cosmos, we look at the cons. 

The new Cosmos won’t be anything like the old.  Let’s just admit it, the team won’t be as good.  Major League Soccer’s salary cap and foreign players rules make a true second coming of the Cosmos impossible.  Instead of Chinaglia, Pele, Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto, you’d have the likes of Chris Rolfe, Mike Magee, Ricardo Clark and Jonathan Bornstein.  We at getstuckin.com would have no problem with that… in fact, we’d love it.   But for the casual fan previously uninterested in MLS  who will come for the Cosmos name, the let down will certainly be dramatic.   When you think Cosmos, you think STARS.  MLS rules do not allow for super teams like the old Cosmos. 

25 December 2009

Merry Christmas


22 December 2009

The Cosmos Returns: The Positives


So we hope to bring you a couple of stories about the possibility of the COSMOS coming back to the MLS. The rumored return will be nostalgic for older fans and exciting for younger fans who never got to see the great team play. And of course a lot of arguments!

In the first segment we will take the positives of the Cosmos and how bringing them back would be GOOD for Major League Soccer.

19 December 2009

Shep Messing drops Cosmos hint!

In this Audio Interview, at about 38:00 on the clock Shep Messing, former Cosmos great and MLS personality, drops a hint about what might be of the Cosmos plan. When asked about the rumors that the Cosmos would be a traveling team similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, he states that he is familiar with the plans and that the traveling circus just is not the case. Below is some of the transcript.

16 December 2009

Freedoms win Eastern NY Final

In a story that seemed like NYC soccer's version of the winter meetings; with conflicting reports all over the place, The Pancyprian Freedoms have won the Eastern NY Final of the US Open Cup. More to come on what lies ahead for the Astoria based Club.

PUB WEEK: Where to watch in NYC - The Red Lion

The Red Lion
151 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.)
New York, NY.

The Red Lion has a lot going for it. The staff is friendly and very accommodating to any and all football fans. Whether it's your first time at the pub or you're a regular, you'll be treated as if you own the place. During soccer matches most of the patrons of the Red Lion are ex-pats, giving the pub an authentic British feel. However the atmosphere doesn't make American fans feel out of place like some Irish and English pubs around the city. I suggest going to the Red Lion for an early EPL match and enjoying the full English breakfast that is offered. I have also been there for a weekday afternoon match and the BBQ chicken wrap was very good. If you’re looking for a great place to watch a match, have some food and get a few buy-backs on your Guinness, then the Red Lion might be your kind of place.

14 December 2009

PUB WEEK: Where to watch in NYC - Nevada Smiths

This week is a Pub Week on Getstuckin.com. This is a week where we post stories about our favorite places to watch soccer in New York City. We have a few reviews this week by a few different members. Enjoy!

First Stop - Nevada Smiths

Nevada Smiths
74 Third Ave.
East Village, NY


Finding a good spot to watch soccer is a challenge in this country. Luckily, New York City has quite a few, but none greater than Nevada Smiths in the East Village. If you have yet to experience a match day at Nevada’s, do yourself a favor and change that, quickly! With over a 100 live games per week from all regions of the world, Nevada Smiths truly lives up to its motto: "Where football is religion."

07 December 2009

Eastern NY Final - Updated


About an hour ago, we got word that the Eastern NY Final is now next week. What is even more shocking, is the protest that Fenerbahce filed turned out to be successful and the Atlas has forfeited their semi final win.

So next week the Eastern NY Final will be the Freedom vs. Fenerbahce USA. More details to come on that game as soon as we obtain them.

06 December 2009

Breaking News: Group interested in building stadium in NYC

The Borough Boys have been in close contact with a group looking to build a stadium for an MLS team within New York City. We have seen a rendering and other parts of the proposal, and it certainly appears that they have assembled a joint venture with entities that have experience in stadium building. Unfortunately, we can not disclose further information about the group or their plans, as it is in a very sensitive stage at this time.

This is all in the planning stages, so don’t expect shovels in the ground just yet. But a legitimate group with exciting plans is putting the pieces in place. Please get on our mailing list and keep checking with getstuckin.com as we hope to have more information for you in the coming weeks.

03 December 2009


Today it was announced that New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg will serve on the World Cup Bid Committee to try to bring the tournament to the USA in either 2018 or 2022.

"“New York is the most diverse city on Earth, with football fans from every country, and all of us are firmly behind America’s proposal to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The United States - and New York City in particular - is an ideal place to host an extraordinary international event that welcomes the world, and to showcase the planet’s most popular sport. The United States put on a fantastic tournament in 1994, and we in New York City are ready to host an even more memorable World Cup in 2018 or 2022.”

This is not only good news for our aspirations to host another World Cup but it will also give Mr. Bloomberg an opportunity to see just how much money the game of soccer can generate.

More on this to come after the draw!

02 December 2009

World Cup Draw - Pots


Ok, I know! This blog is about NYC Soccer, but for this week, we need to focus on The World Cup. Even after we get another MLS side in the city, it will always be Country over Club!

The World Cup draw will be broken up into 4 pots, which are:

Pot 1: South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England.

Pot 2: Australia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea Republic, New Zealand, Honduras, Mexico and USA

Pot 3: Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Pot 4: Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland

For full instructions on how the draw works, please check out this document from FIFA.

P.S - We will get back to the NYC soccer scene soon! I promise!

01 December 2009

World Cup 2010 Draw - Where to watch?


While most of you will be behind a desk working, there are some options for those that can escape at Noon Friday to watch the group stage drawing for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa. Two locations are:

Jack Demsey's Pub
36 West 33rd Street / Between 5th Avenue & Broadway

Nevada Smiths Pub
74 Third Avenue / Between 11th & 12th St.

Come see where our beloved United States National Team gets drawn!