So long from the TICC crew

You may or may not have noticed how quiet we’ve been over the last few days, not posting anything after the Open Cup loss in Reading, including anything regarding the friendly match in Saudi Arabia.

That’s because we’ve decided to take a step back.

Following a series of events last week, the TICC team discussed a few matters and we decided that, as an entity, TICC will not continue coverage of the club.


We’re still fans of the on-field product: an amazing technical staff in Giovanni Savarese, Alberto Gallego, Luke Sassano, Jack Gaeta. And some of us have gotten to know the players on a personal level and we treasure those interactions.

The time, effort and investment we’ve spent have not come close to breaking even with the loss of sleep and sanity we’ve experienced since we started this project. But, we’ve been rewarded with fantastic interviews with figures from the soccer world and we’ve built some pretty incredible friendships with you all across the country.

Some have felt our coverage is too negative. Maybe they’re right. But, we’ve always tried to paint a fair picture of the club. However, watching three ownership groups and a near fatality of the team gives you a certain perspective. And we definitely stand by it.

Some of us will continue to work on our own endeavors.

By now, you are all familiar with the amazing work done by our photographers Eytan Calderon (@eytcal on Twitter) and Steve Hamlin (@stevehamlin19). Steve has also been a big part of the writing staff alongside Jordan Jacobsen (@USA_SC_Fan) and Rich Gallagher (@Gallagher_Rich). Of course, I must mention Mike Schemmel (@VivaLaShem), whose graphics helped our site take a step up.

And what can I say about Nick? He’s been a tireless part of this podcast since we started it, dabbled in writing, and has had his own unique relationship with the club. His strong opinions, strong accent and weak pronunciation skills will be missed by all. On our last show, he’d stated his plan to leave at the end of the season, so this is just an accelerated timeline for him, which he was open to. His career has taken priority over his time for extra curricular projects.

I also can’t let the efforts of others go unnoticed. Thank you Ant, Leo, and Prez.

I thank every single one of these people for all they gave. With a team this strong, every episode and every write-up was a final.

And lastly, but most importantly, thank you to the readers, listeners and supporters of this project. Without you, there was no reason to go as far as we did. Keep the faith and keep supporting the green and white.


- Luis H. (@deltareaper)

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We started as a few guys in a hot room making a weekly show about the New York Cosmos and the NASL. We relocated, reorganized the team and the show and kept it going strong. At the end of last year, we were fortunate enough to start this blog and have slowly expanded our team as we try to increase our coverage of the Cosmos and the NASL.

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Official: TICC Announces Signings

Since its inception in early 2015, Cosmos Country Podcast has been dedicated to bringing you the best coverage on the New York Cosmos and the NASL. From our early beginnings and hiccups as a new show, we’ve since expanded with a blog and an overly active social media presence.

But today, we have the pleasure of announcing new local signings to the TICC family.

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Welcome (back) to Cosmos Country!

A lot of you already know the history of this site. Started as a destination for Cosmos fans to come together and talk about their team, it’s back in all its glory to do it all over again!

You’ll notice some changes on the site as we move along. Work is still underway on the history pages, meant to reminisce on the illustrious history of the club, and you’ll notice a tab for other NASL podcasts we listen to!

We’ll have written content on the site and, of course, the forums will be available to discuss your thoughts on the Cosmos, league, and other items!

Also worth mentioning, the site is the official home of Cosmos Country Podcast, a show created prior to the 2015 NASL season by passionate Cosmos supporters. They came together to cover the Cosmos and the rest of the NASL for other supporters. You can expect plenty of news and interviews from this team.

Expect great Cosmos news and talk from this site.

Because This Is Cosmos Country.