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In an effort to provide you the latest soccer news happening within the United States, ThisIsCosmosCountry will post Press Releases on a regular basis. Current and past press releases are located in the site's Soccer MPR (Media Press Release) page.

by / on November 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm / in Soccer MPR

NASL To Hold Player Combine

MIAMI, Fla. - The North American Soccer League will hold its annual Player Combine at the University of California, Irvine from January 24-26, 2014. Coaches representing all NASL teams will cast a watchful eye over 80 elite domestic and international players that will be invited. The three days of evaluation will include fitness testing, position drills, small-sided games and full 11v11 [...]

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by / on November 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm / in Soccer MPR

Atlanta Silverbacks Auctioning Off Soccer Bowl Jerseys

With the holidays right around the corner, the Atlanta Silverbacks may have just the gift for your soccer-loving family members and friends. The Silverbacks launched their postseason jersey auction on Thursday, putting the club’s special, one-of-a-kind Soccer Bowl jerseys up for bidding. Taking the field against the New York Cosmos in NASL Soccer Bowl 2013, the league’s championship game, on November [...]

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by / on November 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm / in Soccer MPR

Scorpions Name New Head Coach

SAN ANTONIO, TX - The San Antonio Scorpions have named Alen Marcina as their head coach, Scorpions President and General Manager Howard Cornfield announced on Wednesday. Marcina finished the 2013 NASL season as the Scorpions interim Head Coach, following the departure of Tim Hankinson in August. The former assistant coach was chosen from a group of talented and impressive candidates [...]

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by / on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 am / in This is Cosmos Country Blog

Ayoze Signs Contract Extension

NEW YORK – The New York Cosmos announced today that Spanish midfielder Ayoze has signed a contract extension with the team. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ayoze, 27, started at left back in the Cosmos’ 2013 Soccer Bowl title-winning game against the Atlanta Silverbacks. During the regular season, he made 13 appearances (with 12 starts) as the [...]

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by / on November 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm / in Soccer MPR

Cosmos Win Soccer Bowl

ATLANTA, Ga.  - A second half goal by former Spanish international Marcos Senna gave the New York Cosmos a 1-0 win and the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship in their first year in the league. The re-booted Cosmos, who won the league’s fall title captured the championship by beating the Spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks at Silverbacks Park in front of 7,211 mostly [...]

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by / on November 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm / in Soccer MPR

NASL 2013 Season Best XI

ATLANTA, Ga. - The North American Soccer League has unveiled its 2013 Best XI, which was selected by the coaches of the eight teams that competed in the 2013 NASL season. The announcement comes on the eve of NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 when the Atlanta Silverbacks and New York Cosmos clash at Silverbacks Park at 7.30pm ET live on ESPN3 in English [...]

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by / on November 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm / in Soccer MPR

History of NASL Soccer Bowl

Pre-Soccer Bowl Following the merger of the NPSL (National Professional Soccer League) and the USA (United Soccer Association) to create the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1968, the league championship games were known as the NASL Final until 1974. The Atlanta Chiefs, Dallas Tornado, Los Angeles Aztecs New York Cosmos, Philadelphia Atoms and Rochester Lancers were crowned champions after [...]

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by / on November 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm / in Soccer MPR

Soccer Bowl Game Notes

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Atlanta Silverbacks and New York Cosmos will battle for NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 9 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. The Spring champion Silverbacks host the Fall title-winning Cosmos in the first NASL championship held in Atlanta since 1971, live on ESPN3 in English and ESPN Deportes in Spanish. The Silverbacks are looking to become [...]

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by / on November 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm / in Soccer MPR

Marcos Senna Tribute: Cosmos vs. Villarreal

NEW YORK, NY – The New York Cosmos announced today that the club will travel to Spain to play Villarreal CF in a tribute match for Marcos Senna at El Madrigal Stadium on Wednesday, November 13. The game will be a homecoming for Cosmos midfielder Marcos Senna who spent the previous 11 seasons at Villarreal. Senna, known as Villarreal’s “Eternal [...]

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by / on October 31, 2013 at 11:18 am / in Soccer MPR

NASL Fall Season Week 14 Preview

MIAMI, Fla.  - How will coaches Brian Haynes and Giovanni Savarese approach the final game of the season? Will the coaches of the Atlanta Silverbacks and New York Cosmos play their hand, look to make a statement, or play it close to their chest when the NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 opponents meet this weekend? Whatever their approach, it will certainly [...]

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