US Soccer announced the First Round matchups of the 2017 US Open Cup yesterday, the 104th edition of the tournament. While the opening round will take place on May 9th and 10th, the absence of a third division this year means the NASL and USL will both drop in on May 16th and 17th.
Another round would follow prior to any potential match-up with an MLS side.
The Cosmos have had an underwhelming two-game performance so far to kick off the 2017 season. A disappointing draw in Puerto Rico and a humbling home loss to Miami have set the tone to open up the season. In neither game was New York able to register a shot on goal and a series of defensive mistakes cost them dearly last weekend.
New York’s challenge will be to figure out their defensive issues and attacking options while traveling to face the side who issued them one of their worst home losses. Continue reading →
This Is Cosmos Country/Cosmos Country Podcast has made a determined effort to bring you coverage of your New York Cosmos over the past 2+ years. Since then, we have covered the team via written content, podcasts, and photography. The coverage has come with a significant financial cost and this Go Fund Me is an effort to recover some of the investment made into the site and pod. Continue reading →
“Savarese, que lo hizo usted aguantarse o esperar cuando se hizo el anuncio de que los Cosmos ya no iba existir?”
The question hangs out there for Giovanni Savarese, head coach of the New York Cosmos, to answer. Posed by a Latino journalist at Media Day, it’s one that has weighed on the minds of many that follow this team. In a moment where every player had been released, where nearly every staffer had been terminated and while owed money, where the team was on the verge of being sold to an unknown party who would effectively end the Cosmos for the second time around, why did Savarese stay? What made him withstand everything, wait when the announcement was made that the club would no longer exist?
For anyone who’s followed Gio’s career as a coach closely, the answer should come as no surprise.
Only four goals were scored in the opening week of the NASL as all three matches ended in draws. Two teams, including last year’s champion, failed to find the net in their season openers, while FC Edmonton and the Jacksonville Armada sat out the opening round of NASL action. Continue reading →
It was lights out for both sides from the start as one of the two opening matches of the NASL season was delayed by nearly an hour when the lights went out at Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel. When the game did finally kick off, neither side was ultimately able to light up the other. Continue reading →