Don Garber was just speaking at halftime of the Major League Soccer playoff game between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas and the topic of the Cosmos came up once again.
He speaks about the Cosmos ownership and the job they have done - some of his quotes
"We want to see a 20th team and we want to see that in New York"
"The Cosmos have relaunced that brand and have done a great job"
"Maybe its them, maybe its someone else, we hope to get something done in the next 6-8 months quite frankly"
He once again talks about needing a stadium but the time-line for getting something done has gone from 12 months to 6-8 now.
There are still a lot of questions the fans have but it seems like things are moving. Have to keep those fingers crossed that this works out!
26 October 2010
at 10:18 AM Posted by Brandon S
Press Release from the New York Cosmos.
October 26, 2010 (New York, NY) - The New York Cosmos today announced that Giorgio Chinaglia - four-time NASL champion and former striker for the world-renowned club - has signed on as its International Ambassador.
Chinaglia's role will comprise mainly of global appearances, speaking engagements and participation in key product initiatives. There will also be integration with his radio show "The Football Show" (Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 125, Weekdays 7-9am EST).
Chinaglia retired from The New York Cosmos in 1983 as the NASL's all-time leading scorer with 243 goals. In 2000, he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.
"It is important for us to respect the heritage of The New York Cosmos and Giorgio has been a big part of the club’s history. We are honored to have a true legend endorse our vision during this exciting new era,” says Terry
Byrne, Director of Soccer, The New York Cosmos.
"It was over 30 years ago when I first came to this club. To see it come back for our loyal fans of the past, as well as for the next generation of fans, is very exciting to me. The New York Cosmos name resonates all over
the world and I look forward to being involved to bring back the excitement of American soccer," says Giorgio Chinaglia.
23 October 2010
at 3:19 PM Posted by Thisiscosmoscountry.com
Another exciting development today, which can be found at Northjersey.com is that Terry Byrne, Director of Soccer for the New York Cosmos, says that financing for a stadium is in place.
The story also talks of the Wilpons being another candidate to land the team but we at Thisiscosmoscountry.com have stated before that the groups are working together. Not against each other.
Here are some quotes from the article:
"Ultimately, the process will take as long as necessary to get an agreement to build a soccer-specific stadium. MLS officials are known to favor Queens as the franchise’s home, and it would make sense to build something in the Willets Point area, close to Citi Field. Cosmos director of soccer Terry Byrne said the club has the
"Our intent is to be the 20th team in MLS," Byrne said. "We’ve had several meetings with Mr. Garber and progressed very positively."
Click here for the whole story at www.northjersey.com
There are a lot of people against a second New York City club and want to see a team elsewhere, but lets face facts all. If the financing is in place for a stadium, its all a formality now.
at 9:34 AM Posted by Thisiscosmoscountry.com
Goal.com has done an exclusive with Rick Parry, the non executive board member of the New York Cosmos. Seems that Rick is very happy with the commitment to the youth development that the Cosmos have shown.
“The development of young players is dear to my heart,” he said. “The strong commitment that The New York Cosmos have made to invest in youth development played a big factor in my decision.”
Parry also talks about how crucial the development will be if the team does get granted the 20th MLS franchise.
20 October 2010
at 2:15 PM Posted by Thisiscosmoscountry.com
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber once again said NYC is the focus for the 20th expansion spot and again says it could be a done deal within the next 12 months!
“Our focus on the 20th expansion team is going in full swing," Garber said. "We’re having discussions with a number of different ownerships groups in New York and hope to continue to make progress in those discussions. We’d like that team to be in the NY metro area. … We hope in the next 12 months to finalize that.”
Keeps looking better and better!