Articles by: Cesar Diaz
Along with with duties here, Cesar Diaz is the Editor-in-Chief for LatinoSports.com. He holds a Black Belt in Nada. If there's a soccer topic you believe needs to be written about, please feel free to contact him at [email protected] Easily approachable, you may follow him @CesarDiazNYC.

by / on August 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Coverage Exchange Initiative: Let’s Work Together!

  New York, NY - Now that the Cosmos are competing in the North American Soccer League (NASL), we’re exploring ideas on how to provide you the kind of coverage Cosmos Country deserves. One idea I have is having rival supporters clubs cover away matches for us while introducing us to their match day culture. Click here to read. However, I knew [...]

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by / on August 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Covering the Cosmos When They’re Away

New York, NY - Thank you all for supporting your online publication, ThisIsCosmosCountry. If you’ve browsed through the site, you’ll notice that we’ve kicked things into high gear… finally! Being a volunteer-based publication, we want to thank everyone who assisted us over the past few days. We also want to thank the NASL and New York Cosmos for always taking [...]

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by / on August 4, 2013 at 10:20 am / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Serving Cosmos Country & Paying It Forward

New York, NY - Many of you asked me on Facebook, email and in person on Saturday if were we able to get a place in the in the Press Box. Plain and simple, the answer is no. Nevertheless, the front office made sure we still had a a good view of game. As a result, we witnessed Saturday’s fantastic 2-1 Cosmos [...]

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by / on August 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

The Home Opener Press Box Situation

New York, NY - A few weeks ago, I appeared on the Vuvuzela World Soccer Show to address my concern about local media being pushed aside in favor of the media sports giants. You can listen to it here. Prior to the show, I spoke with the show’s founder Eric Nash on the phone and told him that I wouldn’t be surprised [...]

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by / on August 2, 2013 at 6:50 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Cosmos at the NYSE (Photos & Video)

New York, NY - On Friday,  Cosmos legend Carlos Alberto Torres and several members of the New York Cosmos visited the New York Stock Exchange and rung The Closing Bell. They were joined by Cosmos COO Erik Stover, Chairman Seamus O’Brien, NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson and former Fort Lauderdale Strikers star Teófilo ‘Nene’ Cubillas. Unlike Thursday’s Empire State Building Lighting Ceremony, the [...]

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by / on August 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Sebastian Domenech & Futbol Artist Network: Cosmos Limited Edition Signed by Pelé

New York, NY - A few days ago, the folks from the Futbol Artist Network contacted me and asked if I would be interested in interviewing Sebastian Domenech, the artist commissioned by them to create the New York Cosmos Officially Licensed Artwork. Without a shadow of a doubt, I jumped at the opportunity. As a result, I was emailed this brilliant artwork. [...]

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by / on August 2, 2013 at 4:14 am / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Ask The Question: Too Much Nostalgia?

Aces asked: How can the Cosmos break their dependence on the nostalgia factor to maintain fan interest in the team? We can’t have Pele hold our hands forever. I love the Cosmos history and it is important to honor, but how can we get people to accept the Cosmos 2013 for who they are? Here’s my answer to Aces’ question: [...]

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by / on August 2, 2013 at 12:55 am / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Cosmos Photos: August 1, 2010 & Beyond

New York, NY - Come Saturday, August 3, 2013, it’s not going to matter to that we’ve been covering the New York Cosmos of our era since the beginning. It’s not going to matter how committed we’ve been in covering an organization through it’s good times and bad times. Nor will it matter how much we’ve dug into missing gaps of [...]

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by / on August 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Empire State Building: Interacting with Cosmos Fans

New York, NY - The only thing interesting about Pelé’s lighting the Empire State Building on behalf of the New York Cosmos were the fans in attendance. In an event that that was open and free to the public, I believe the audience learned that there’s no such thing as “free” in this city. With members of the Media crammed side by [...]

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by / on July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am / in 5 Points Press, This is Cosmos Country Blog

Ask The Question: Winning the U.S. Open Cup & NASL Expansion

BG asked:  The Cosmos front office has made it very clear that their goal is to win the US Open Cup. I get a sense this is part of making the best of things after settling for 2nd division. That being said, an Open Cup championship would be amazing and to beat MLS in that sense would be incredibly satisfying. [...]

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