07 November 2011

Academy Update

BW Gottschee has filed legal actions towards the New York Cosmos due to non fulfillment of contractual obligations.

Gottschee had a meeting tonight where they informed parents that at any time they could be going back to a pay to play system, as they have not been paid per their agreement.

Chris Dobens of Total Footblog.com, Cesar Diaz of LatinoSport.com and the Borough Boys president attended BW Gottschee's meeting tonight regarding the lawsuit they filed against the Cosmos.

There was a representative of the Cosmos present and he read a statement from Interim General Manager Terry Byrne stating that the Academy is the number one priority to them and they plan on honoring the contract negotiations. Following the meeting, we spoke with Paul McGlynn and a Cosmos representative about the situation.

Changes in the front office have halted things on the Cosmos side and the Academy is preparing for potentially having to alter its financing. Fans are already on the Cosmos Facebook page lashing out frustrations but there might be more news coming in the next week or so about this topic, and the hope is that it all gets rectified. 

It seems the NEW Cosmos ownership is planning on honoring this obligation so we must wait and see that they pay the funds. We will keep you posted as we learn more. 

For those who are unaware, BW Gottschee is a historic local club that has been around since 1951 and has been a force in local soccer. Please read about the clubs history on their website: http://www.bwgottschee.org/ClubHistory/index_E.html


Anonymous said...

I like Terry very much, but he should have been at that meeting. Not sent a representative.