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NEW YORK COSMOS

February 28, 2017
WINNING START
Cosmos take opener in Dominican Republic preseason tour

PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -- Midfielder Juan Guerra’s 50th-minute free kick gave the New York Cosmos a 1-0 win over Atlántico FC in their preseason opener at Leonel Plácido Stadium Tuesday night.


February 25, 2017
COSMOS RETURN
Midfielder David Diosa re-signs with team

The New York Cosmos have re-signed midfielder David Diosa, the team announced Saturday.


February 24, 2017
DOMINICAN VISIT
Cosmos set preseason games in Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo

The New York Cosmos will open the preseason with matches in the Dominican Republic against Atlántico FC and Club Atlético Pantoja and the Dominican Republic national team, the team announced Friday.


February 24, 2017
SPANISH ADDITION
Cosmos sign former Granada midfielder Javi Marquez

The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish midfielder Javi Márquez, the team announced Friday.


February 22, 2017
TOP ASSISTANT
Cosmos choose Alberto Gallego to replace Llamosa

Alberto Gallego has been named first assistant coach by the New York Cosmos, the team announced Wednesday.


February 21, 2017
50 YEARS LATER
Rocco Commisso returns to Columbia with Cosmos

New York Cosmos chairman Rocco Commisso expressed optimism as he attended the team’s training session Tuesday.


February 21, 2017
STRIKING SIGNING
Cosmos contract former Italian national teamer Amauri

The New York Cosmos have signed Brazilian-Italian striker Amauri, the team announced Tuesday.


February 16, 2017
CHANGE THE DATE
Cosmos will visit North Carolina for June 4 match

The two-time defending NASL champion New York Cosmos’ visit to North Carolina FC has been changed from Friday, June 2, to Sunday, June 4, the teams announced Thursday.


February 16, 2017
SALVADORAN SIGNING
Cosmos add national team midfielder Richard Menjivar

New York Cosmos have signed El Salvador national team midfielder Richard Menjivar, the team announced Thursday.


February 7, 2017
MANCINI RETURNS
Cosmos sign midfielder

NEW YORK---The New York Cosmos announced the return of midfielder Andrea Mancini.


February 6, 2017
SCHEDULE SET
Cosmos open April 1 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK – The North American Soccer League and the New York Cosmos have announced their 2017 Season schedule.


February 2, 2017
SOME FORWARD THINKING
Cosmos sign El Salvadoran striker Herrera

The Cosmos announced Thursday the signing of El Salvadoran international forward Irvin Herrera.


February 2, 2017
A NEW HOME
Cosmos to play at MCU Park this season

The Cosmos announced Thursday that MCU Park in Brooklyn will be the new home of the NASL club.


January 31, 2017
BROOKLYN BOUND
Source: Cosmos to play at Coney Island this year

After playing their first four seasons at Hofstra University, the Cosmos will call MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn home for their 2017 season, according to a source close to the team.


January 31, 2017
THE DEFENSE IS SET
Ayoze re-signs with Cosmos, solidifying their backline

Well, one thing is definitely clear about the Cosmos. They will have a solid backline this season. The last piece of their puzzle on defense fell into place Tuesday afternoon when the North American Soccer League champions announced they had signed veteran left back Ayoze.


January 31, 2017
A BLAST FROM THE RECENT PAST
Cosmos bring back Walter Restrepo

Make it a baker's dozen. Walter Restrepo became the 13th player on the Cosmos roster as the former New York midfielder became a current one Tuesday morning as he signed with the North American Soccer League team.


January 31, 2017
BACK FOR MORE?
Report: Ayoze will rejoin the Cosmos

Ayoze could be back in the Cosmos fold as early as today. Radio MARCA Tenerife reported that the veteran defender will return to New York this week to sign a contract with the North American Soccer League team.


January 30, 2017
PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
BigAppleSoccer.com honors Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese

Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese, who guided his team to another NASL title and his players through an emotionally wrenching offseason, was named the BigAppleSoccer.com personality of the year.


January 27, 2017
THE GOOD-HANDS MAN RETURNS
Cosmos re-sign veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer

Well, one thing is certain about the 2017 edition of the Cosmos: They needn't worry about goalkeeping. Jimmy Maurer became the third keeper from their 2016 North American Soccer League championship team to rejoin the squad.


January 27, 2017
ROOM FOR TWO MORE
Holt, Velela re-sign with the Cosmos

The Cosmos continued to add players from their 2016 North American Soccer League championship side Friday, announcing that goalkeeper Brian Holt and defender Alexis Velela had signed with the club.


January 27, 2017
RUBEN'S NEW CHALLENGE
Ex-Cosmos Bover signs with Barnet in England

Add Ruben Bover to the list of former Cosmos who have found employment with another soccer team. The midfielder has joined Barnet F.C. after a successful trial, the English League Two club announced Friday morning.


January 27, 2017
HE LOVES NEW YORK
Why Szetela came back: he would have left his heart in New York, not in San Francisco

With apologies to Tony Bennett, Danny Szetela's heart was in New York and not in San Francisco. That's the major reason he is back with the New York Cosmos today


January 26, 2017
THROW-BACK THURSDAY
Surprise! Szetela, who left Cosmos for Deltas, returns to 2-time defendinng NASL champions

Over the past seven days the Cosmos have re-signed five players from their 2016 championship team, but perhaps the biggest surprise to date was Thursday. Danny Szetela has returned to the team.


January 26, 2017
A RETURN ENGAGEMENT
Cosmos bring back Danny Szetela

The Cosmos announced Thursday the return of midfielder Danny Szetela, who had signed with the expansion San Francisco Deltas.


January 24, 2017
BACK WITH THE COSMOS
Andres Flores rejoins NASL champions

Well, this has turned into a memorable three days for Andres Flores. On Sunday the captain of the El Salvadoran national team set up the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Nicaragua to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer. On Tuesday, he re-signed with the Cosmos.


January 23, 2017
TWO MORE ON BOARD
Mulligan, Zobeck re-sign with the Cosmos

Slowly, but surely, the old band is getting back together. It may not be the same band of brothers or players on the Cosmos, but they are signing members from last year's championship North American Soccer League side.


January 22, 2017
COMING UP BIG
Ex-Cosmos Andres Flores sets up game winner for El Salvador, which clinches spot in Gold Cup

It remains to be seen whether Andres Flores re-signs with the Cosmos for the upcoming North American Soccer League season. One thing is certain: he still can make the big plays.


January 20, 2017
HE'S THE NEW JUAN
Cosmos sign Venezuelan midfielder Juan Guerra

The rebuilding of a champion continued Friday as the Cosmos announced the signing of Venezuelan international midfielder Juan Guerra.


January 19, 2017
THE CAPTAIN RETURNS
Carlos Mendes signs with the Cosmos

The captain is back. Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes will return to the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions for the 2017 season, the club announced Thursday.



GOING FORWARD?
Report: Cosmos will sign Venezuelan int'l Guerra

The Cosmos, who lost two Venezuelan international players due to their financial difficulties late last year, will add another national team player from that South American country.


January 14, 2017
FOR THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH HE'LL PLAY
Ex-Cosmos Moffat signs with Sacramento Republic

Former Cosmos midfielder Adam Moffat has signed with Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League. Moffat was a key part of the Cosmos' 2016 Soccer Bowl championship side.


January 12, 2017
KEEPING HIS WORD
Commisso makes sure Cosmos staff, players get back pay

Rocco B. Commisso is a man of his word. On Tuesday, the new majority owner of the New York Cosmos said the team's staff and players would receive all of their back pay. And on Thursday, they did, according to a source within the North American Soccer League.


January 12, 2017
FINDING SOME ENERGY
Ex-Cosmos Diosa signs with Energy FC (USL)

David Diosa became the eighth former member of the 2016 North American Soccer League team to find a new home Thursday as he signed with Energy FC of the United Soccer League.


January 11, 2017
ON THE MOVE
Ex-Cosmos Ockford joins Reno team in USL

Yet another former Cosmos is on the move again. Seattle Sounders defender Jimmy Ockford, who played on loan with the North American Soccer League champions last season, has signed Reno 1868 FC for this United Soccer League season.


January 11, 2017
TWICE IN THREE DAYS
Ex-Cosmos Van der Elst dies; second Cosmos to pass away in 3 days after Cabanas death

For the second time in three days, a former Cosmos great has passed away. Midfielder Francois Van der Elst, who performed for the North American Soccer League team from 1980-81 died Wednesday. He was 62.


January 10, 2017
WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO PLAY?
Commisso: preliminary discussions have begun with Columbia; extensive talks had been going on with MCU Park

It's 81 days to the start of the North American Soccer League season and the Cosmos find themselves as a homeless team.


January 10, 2017
REBUILDING A CHAMPION
Saverese: 'We are not starting at zero. We are starting at minus five'

Perhaps head coach Giovanni Savarese said it best about how he needs to rebuild the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions.


January 10, 2017
MEET THE NEW BOSS
New Cosmos owner tackles a lot of subjects in conference call, has a lot on his plate

Cosmos' new majority owner Rocco B. Commisso combined his outgoing personality, passion for the game and business acumen as he introduced himself to the team's fans and media Tuesday.


January 9, 2017
GOODBYE, ROBERTO
Ex-Cosmos great Cabanas dies at 55

Former Cosmos and Paraguayan international Roberto Cabanas died Monday after suffering a heart attack. He was 55. Roberto's brother, Valerio Cabanas, confirmed his passing.


January 7, 2017
ALMOST THERE
Source: Commisso could take control of the Cosmos as early as this week

If all of the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed, the Cosmos could have a new majority owner as early as this week. Rocco B. Commisso is close to finalizing his purchase of the majority interest in the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions, BigAppleSoccer.com has learned.


January 7, 2017
GETTING THE 5 POINTS
Cosmos supporters give thumbs up to team's new ownership

A little more than a month to the day that 5 Points asked the North American Soccer League team's owners to sell their controlling shares in the club, the Cosmos' supporters' group praised the pending news of Rocco B. Commisso as majority owner.


January 7, 2017
THEY WILL BE BACK
Cosmos confirm that they will return to NASL for 2017

The Cosmos confirmed Saturday that they will return for the 2017 North American Soccer League season. Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover made the announcement.


January 6, 2017
ADIOS, AMIGOS
Ex-Cosmos' Arango, Orozco join Zulia FC in their native Venezuela

If the Cosmos do return to the North American Soccer League, they will have to do without two of their most important attacking players. Zulia FC of the Venezuelan First Division announced on twitter than it had signed NASL MVP and midfielder Juan Arango and midfielder Yohandry Orozco.







January 5, 2017
A SAVIOR
Columbia alumnus, cable company magnate Commisso negotiates to buy Cosmos to save NASL

If certain things fall into place, the Cosmos could return for the 2017 North American Soccer League Soccer season. Rocco B. Commisso, the CEO of Mediacom Communications Corp. who has strong ties to the Columbia University soccer program, has been negotiating to purchase the Cosmos.


January 5, 2017
A SAVIOR?
Report: Columbia alumnus, cable company entrepreneur Commisso to purchase Cosmos

If certain things fall into place, the Cosmos could return for the 2017 North American Soccer League Soccer season. According to several tweets by The Telegraph correspondent Bob Williams, Rocco B. Commisso, the CEO of Mediacom Communications Corp., has been negotiating to purchase the Cosmos.


January 2, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA BOUND
Ex-Cosmos forward Duk signs with Al Ettifaq

Slowly, but surely, former Cosmos are finding new teams, seemingly scattering to all four corners of the globe. Bolivian international forward Yasmani Duk has signed on with Al Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia, according to multiple reports emanating out of Bolivia.







January 1, 2017
GETTING LUCKY
Mkosana becomes 3rd ex-Cosmos player to sign with new team, agrees to join Finnish champions

Forward Lucky Mkosana has become the third former Cosmos player to sign with another team. The Zimbabwean native has agreed to play with Finland champion IFK Mariehamn.


December 30, 2016
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 1
The fabulous rise and the incredible fall of the Cosmos

No one saw it coming. If they did, they were probably a liar or a time traveler from the future. Only weeks after the Cosmos secured their second North American Soccer League title in a row and third in four years, they ceased operations.


December 24, 2016
HE STILL HAS ONE TEAM TO PLAY FOR
Former Cosmos Flores called up by El Salvador for Copa

Andres Flores might not have a club team these, but he still has a national team. The former Cosmos midfielder was called into the El Salvadoran national team for next month's Copa Centroamericana in Panama.


December 21, 2016
DANNY'S A DELTA
Ex-Cosmos midfielder Szetela signs with NASL expansion team San Francisco

Midfielder Danny Szetela became the second Cosmos player to find a new team as his signing with the expansion San Francisco Deltas became official Wednesday afternoon.


December 20, 2016
MOVING ON
Cosmos assistant coach Llamosa joins Revs

Slowly, but surely, the Cosmos are starting to go their own separate ways in wake of the team ceasing operations earlier this month. Assistant coach Carlos Llamosa has signed on with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, it was announced Tuesday.



HEADING HOME
Ex-Cosmos Arrieta signs with Herediano in his native Costa Rica

Former Costa Rican international striker Jairo Arrieta became the first Cosmos to sign with another team as he has joined Herediano in his native country.


December 18, 2016
SAD, DISAPPOINTED, BUT HOPEFUL
Former members of the original Cosmos comment about the NASL franchise's problems, potential fate

Several former players and members of the front office from the Cosmos' teams of the seventies and eighties were asked about the iconic franchise's recent financial woes and precarious predicament. The responses ranged from hopeful to disappointment to sadness.


December 16, 2016
THIS MIDFIELDER IS MOVING FORWARD
Ex-Cosmos Danny midfielder Szetela could sign with another NASL team as early this weekend

Admittedly disappointed and "a little upset" that the Cosmos have ceased operations and released all their players, Danny Szetela realizes that life has to go on. That's why he is on the verge of joining another North American Soccer League team.


December 15, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Have the Cosmos found an investor or a new owner? Source: NASL champs negotiating with NYC firm

Can the Cosmos be saved? Will they continue as a soccer team? Will the Cosmos find new investors and/or owners? Will the new owners be willing to pick up whatever debts the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions have accrued this season? Perhaps the Cosmos have found a potential buyer. According to a reliable source, the club has been negotiating with a New York City firm to sell the team..


December 14, 2016
WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR
Cosmos back-rent case adjourned until Jan. 5

The Cosmos' back rent case has been delayed to the new year. Quentin Roosevelt Associates, LLC's case against the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions has been adjourned to Jan. 5, according to the First District Court of New York.


December 13, 2016
SEAMUS SPEAKS
Report: O'Brien says Cosmos have no debt, no interest in joining USL

Cosmos chairman of the board Seamus O'Brien says that the beleaguered soccer team does not have any debt and it had no interest in joining the United Soccer League.


December 12, 2016
BACK RENT
Cosmos landlord pushes for eviction to recover more than $55K in arrears for team's Long Island offices

The Cosmos may have ceased operations and released all of their players, but their creditors apparently are not about to go away. They North American Soccer League team been summoned into court to pay back rent in excess of $50,000 for their Long Island offices in Garden City, N.Y.


December 10, 2016
LASHING OUT
Report: Ayoze on the Cosmos' demise 'It is all the fault of a disastrous management'

In the wake of the entire player roster being released, Cosmos defender Ayoze lashed out at the team's ownership in Marca.


December 9, 2016
THE STADIUM RACE IS OVER
Report: New York state throws out all 4 proposals, including Cosmos’ plan, to redevelop Belmont Park

How ironic. With the Cosmos just about dead in the water, so is their plan to redevelop Belmont Park. Newsday reported Friday afternoon that the Empire State Development Corp. that it had threw out all four proposals to revamp land on the property of the vaunted race track in Elmont, N.Y.


December 6, 2016
SAYING GOODBYE
Maurer: Too many great memories on and off the field; Diosa, Bover also chime in on team's demise

Though the Cosmos have not stated anything official about their future status or demise, players from the two-time defending North American Soccer League champions were saying goodbye to fans through twitter.


December 4, 2016
STILL A CHANCE, BUT BARELY
Source: Cosmos have ceased operations as they negotiate with NYC company to buy the team; players released

Barring a last-minute miracle between Sunday night and Monday morning, it appears the Cosmos have played their final soccer game. The two-time defending North American Soccer League champions have ceased operations, a source with knowledge of their situation told BigAppleSoccer.com Sunday.







November 29, 2016
JOINING IN
Source: Gulati, USL executives at NASL board meeting as tensions rise; some, if not all Cosmos players paid

As of Tuesday night, the Cosmos were still standing as was the North American Soccer League, although tensions apparently were on the rise at the league's board of directors meeting in Atlanta.


November 28, 2016
D-DAY IS COMING
Cosmos' fate could be determined at NASL board of governors meeting next 2 days

The Cosmos' fate for 2017 and beyond is expected to be decided at the North American Soccer League board of governors meeting in Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday. The Soccer Bowl champions have taken a wait-and-see attitude on which direction the league will take before deciding to move forward for next season.


November 21, 2016
LET'S GO TO THE VIDEO
Savarese talks about philosophy, time with Cosmos

Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese recently sat down with the North American Soccer League and talked about his coaching philosophy and his time with the club.


November 18, 2016
'SOCCER'S UNSPOKEN PROBLEM'
Alecko Eskandarian's story about his concussions

In a piece he wrote for The Players Tribune, Cosmos assistant coach Alecko Eskandarian talks about the concussions he suffered suffered during his playing career and how they impacted his life on and off the field.


November 15, 2016
BROOKLYN BOUND?
Cosmos may wind up at MCU Park in '17

The Cosmos are leaning closer to selecting MCU Park in Coney Island in Brooklyn as their home venue next season, although no final decision has been made just yet.


November 12, 2016
THREE OUT OF FOUR AIN'T BAD
Cosmos repeat as NASL champs, defeating Indy in a shootout, winning 3rd in 4 tries

As if it was impossible to accomplish, the Cosmos legend continued to grow Sunday night. For the second time in the history of the North American Soccer League and for the first time in its modern era, the Cosmos won back-to-back championships. It also was the club's third title in four tries since returning to competitive soccer in 2013.







November 13, 2016
THAT CHAMPIONSHIP FEELING
Highlights of Cosmos' Soccer Bowl win

Relive the Cosmos winning their third NASL championship in four seasons with this package of video highlights.


November 13, 2016
GIO'S SWAN SONG?
Soccer Bowl victory Savarese's might have been final game as Cosmos coach

If this was the final game for Giovanni Savarese as Cosmos head coach, he went out a winner. Savarese directed the Cosmos to their second consecutive North American Soccer League championship and third in four years Sunday night as New York outlasted Indy Eleven in a shootout.


November 13, 2016
HITTING THE RICHTER SCALE
Cosmos' newest defender converts game-winning shootout attempt

There was never any doubt in the mind of Cosmos defender Ryan Richter that his team was going to lift the North American Soccer League trophy on Sunday night.


November 13, 2016
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
Cosmos win 2nd consecutive Soccer Bowl outlasting Indy on penalty kicks

In the end, it all came down to Ryan Richter. Richter, who was on the losing side of The Championship Final a year ago as a member of Ottawa Fury FC, converted a spot kick after 120 scoreless minutes to give the New York Cosmos a second straight North American Soccer League title, winning the penalty kick shootout, 4-2, at Belson Stadium Sunday night.


November 13, 2016
A QUICK HISTORY
Cosmos are 3-1 at Belson since 2014

The Cosmos are 3-1 in four games -- all Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup games -- at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John's University entering Sunday's North American Soccer League final against Indy Eleven.


November 13, 2016
GOING FOR CRAZY EIGHTH
If Cosmos win, they will tie ASL pro record of 8 national titles

The Cosmos will vie for their second successive North American Soccer League Championship Sunday.


November 13, 2016
NEW HOME, SWEET, HOME
Cosmos give Belson Stadium thumb's up as final venue

Belson Stadium is the Cosmos' unofficial home away from home.
Since James M. Shuart Stadium was not available for the North American Soccer League Championship Sunday, the team selected the St. John's University venue.


November 12, 2016
THIS DEFENSE NEVER RESTS
Core of Cosmos backline has been together since the first game of their reboot season in 2013

The nature of the sports beast is that teams change, especially if they want to improve and compete. On some teams, players come and players go, sometimes at an alarming rate.


November 12, 2016
NO RETIRING THOUGHTS
Mendes sounds like he's leaning toward returning next year

Regardless how the Cosmos fare in the North American Soccer League Championship Sunday, Carlos Mendes says it won't affect his decision on whether he will return for another season.


November 12, 2016
THE NEMESIS
Cosmos must find a way to overcome Indy Eleven, which has become a thorn in their side

The Cosmos may be the best team in all the North American Soccer League, but they have shown they do bleed and are indeed mortal. Just ask Indy Eleven, their opponents in the NASL Championship game at Belson Stadium Sunday at 7 p.m.


November 12, 2016
RYAN'S HOPE
Richter hopes championship scales tip towards him again

If there is a championship soccer game, then there is a good chance that Ryan Richter will be participating in it.


November 11, 2016
THE BEST OF THE BEST
Cosmos' Mendes, Ayoze, Arango named to NASL Best XI

Cosmos defenders Carlos Mendes and Ayoze and league MVP and midfielder Juan Arango were named to the North American Soccer League Best XI Friday morning.


November 10, 2016
GOLDEN BALL WINNER
Cosmos' Arango named NASL MVP

Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango Thursday was awarded the 2016 North American Soccer League's Golden Ball, which goes to the league's most valuable player.


November 9, 2016
A VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
Veteran defender Ayoze, Cosmos look to add another NASL title to their collection

As one of seven players who have performed for the Cosmos from their 2013 reboot to the present, left back Ayoze knows that Championship feeling.


November 8, 2016
HOPING TO GET LUCKY
Mkosana questionable, but Cosmos hope he will be available for Sunday

Cosmos forward Lucky Mkosana is questionable for Sunday's North American Soccer League championship game against Indy Eleven.


November 6, 2016
ONE LAST TIME
Cosmos fans paper the goal in Shuart finale

Cosmos fans gave James M. Shuart Stadium a rather unusual send-off in the team's finale at the Hofstra University Saturday night.


November 6, 2016
IT'S A DATE
Cosmos to host NASL final next Sunday

The Championship Final is set and it will feature the top two sides from the North American Soccer League season.


November 5, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of the Cosmos' 2-1 NASL semifinal win over Rayo

If you missed any of the action of the Cosmos' 2-1 semifinal win over Rayo OKC Saturday night, you can catch them right here.


November 5, 2016
MUCH BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Orozco's 90th-minute goal lifts Cosmos to 2-1 win over Rayo and into NASL final

Given their penchant for pulling off dramatic comeback wins, trying to overcome a one-goal lead with 17 minutes remaining in the game seemed like child's play for the Cosmos.


November 5, 2016
THOSE CARDIAC COSMOS
Orozco's 90th-minute goal lifts NY to 2-1 semifinal win over Rayo, into NASL title match

Yohandry Orzoco scored in the 90th minute to lift the Cosmos to a 2-1 comeback over Rayo OKC in the North American Soccer League semifinals at Shuart Stadium Saturday night.


November 5, 2016
HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE
Thanks to his versatility, David Diosa becomes one valuable player in Cosmos' title bid

David Diosa, a finalist for the NASL young player of the year, has emerged as a very valuable player in the Cosmos' quest for another league championship.


November 4, 2016
ONE TOUGH RIVAL
Rayo OKC has given the Cosmos fits all season, earning a 1-1-1 mark vs. NASL defending champs

Don't let some of the numbers fool you. The Cosmos might look like overwhelming favorites to defeat Rayo OKC in the North American Soccer League semifinals Sunday.


November 4, 2016
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Marsch hoping for a packed house at Red Bull Arena

Sunday’s second leg of the Eastern Conference finals at Red Bull Arena will hopefully be a packed house, so says Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch.


November 4, 2016
A DELIGHTFUL BAKER'S DOZEN
13 memorable matches at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra

It was built for football, but today is it is also used for lacrosse and futbol. James M. Shuart Stadium on the Hofstra University campus in Hempstead, N.Y. has been the venue for many memorable soccer games over the past four-plus decades.


November 4, 2016
NO OCTOBER SURPRISE HERE
NASL names Arango player of the month

It should come as no surprise that Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango was named North American Soccer League player of the month Friday.


November 3, 2016
STILL STRONG AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango shows no signs of slowing down or retiring at the age of 36

If the Cosmos win the North American Soccer League championship, don't expect Juan Arango to ride into the sunset off an amazing career. He figures he still has some magic and miles left in his 36-year-old legs to be a productive soccer player.


November 1, 2016
THE BEST OPTION
Why the Cosmos chose Belson Stadium for NASL final

The Cosmos will host the North American Soccer League championship game at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University, this after the defending champions had scoured multiple locations in the area to host the match.


November 1, 2016
FINALLY, A FINAL VENUE
If Cosmos win semis, they will host NASL championship game at Belson Stadium Nov. 13

The Cosmos have found a home for the North American Soccer League Championship final -- Belson Stadium. If the Cosmos defeat Rayo OKC in the semifinals Saturday, the club announced Tuesday that it would play at the St. John's University soccer stadium in Jamaica, Queens Sunday, Nov. 13.



GETTING TO KNOW DAVID
Video on Ochieng's season with the Cosmos

Want to find more about Cosmos defender David Ochieng?


October 29, 2016
GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' 1-0 road win at Minnesota

If you missed Eric Calvillo's first pro goal, you can catch it here in the Cosmos' 1-0 victory at Minnesota United SC Saturday night.


October 29, 2016
ERIC THE GREAT
Calvillo scores in his 1st start as Cosmos oust United, will play Rayo in semis; Maurer superb

Eric Calvillo certainly made a memorable first pro start for himself Saturday night. The U.S. Under-19 international defender acquitted himself well behind the ball and connected for his very first goal in the process, as the Cosmos recorded a 1-0 victory over Minnesota United.


October 28, 2016
THE JUAN AND ONLY
Arango's stellar performance a major reason why Cosmos are riding high entering playoffs

After defending against midfielder Juan Arango as a teammate in scrimmages and as an opponent in games, Hunter Freeman knows what the veteran midfielder has brought to the table for the top-of-the-table Cosmos this season.


October 28, 2016
THEY CAN DETERMINE THEIR FOE
If Cosmos beat Minnesota, they face Rayo in playoffs

The Cosmos will be able to help determine their North American Soccer League playoff opponent in The Championship.


October 25, 2016
DEATH OF A LEGEND
Ex-Cosmos great Carlos Alberto dies

Former Cosmos great Carlos Alberto, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning team, passed Tuesday morning. Alberto reportedly suffered a heart attack in Rio de Janeiro. He was 72.


October 25, 2016
LEANING TOWARD BELSON
Source: St. John's soccer stadium a top candidate to host Soccer Bowl if Cosmos reach NASL final

It's looking more and more like the Cosmos will be in a position to host Soccer Bowl at Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John's University the weekend of Nov. 12-13, according to a source.


October 24, 2016
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NASL honors Cosmos' Juan Arango

The New York Cosmos are hitting their stride at the perfect time and veteran midfielder Juan Arango is leading the way. The Venezuelan midfielder was rewarded for his efforts as he was named North American Soccer League player of the week.


October 23, 2016
A DECENT PROPOSAL
Szetela gets a yes on his marriage proposal

Cosmos midfielder Danny Szetela earned a double victory at Shuart Stadium Saturday night.


October 22, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' 4-0 win over Miami

If you missed the game, you can catch the best of the Cosmos' 4-0 victory over Miami FC Saturday night right here.


October 22, 2016
WHAT AN EXHIBITION
Cosmos show why they are the best team in NASL with a 4-0 rout of Miami

The best team in all of the North American Soccer League went out and demonstrated why it has earned that distinction -- in a hurry. Jairo Arrieta scored 69 seconds into the match against Miami FC, setting the tone of the Cosmos' 4-0 rout of a team that is a wannabe Cosmos side -- Miami FC -- before 5,852 chilly spectators on a blustery Saturday night at Shuart Stadium.


October 22, 2016
NO CONTEST
1st-half goals power Cosmos over Miami, 4-0

Yohandry Orozco struck twice in the opening half to power the Cosmos to a 4-0 victory over Miami FC on a cold and blustery Saturday night at Shuart Stadium.


October 21, 2016
NO REGRETS
Hunter Freeman returns for the 1st time as Miami tries to keep playoff hopes alive vs. 1st-place Cosmos

Hunter Freeman has no regrets. He isn't kicking himself after he agreed to leave the Cosmos for greener (as in bucks) pastures with Miami FC. Not even if the North American Soccer League expansion team's playoff chances are extremely slim and even if New York has not only booked a spot in the post-season but has secured home-field advantage in The Championship.


October 20, 2016
HOPING FOR A REPEAT PRESENTATION
Given NASL fall season trophy after practice, Cosmos would love Soccer Bowl version after a game

In an informal ceremony after training at Shuart Stadium Thursday morning, North American Soccer League commissioner Bill Peterson presented Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes and the rest of his teammates the fall championship trophy.


October 20, 2016
IN SEARCH OF A CHAMPIONSHIP VENUE
Cosmos look for Soccer Bowl stadium if they reach NASL final; Belson emerges as a possibility

With the North American Soccer League playoffs looming and the Cosmos still searching for a home venue if they wind up hosting Soccer Bowl, one thing is certain: The championship game will be in the New York metropolitan area.


October 20, 2016
ON THE MEND(ES)
Cosmos captain hopes to return by regular-season finale

If he continues to progress, Cosmos captain and veteran center back Carlos Mendes hopes to be back in the lineup by the regular-season finale.


October 20, 2016
GETTING THEIR JUST REWARDS
Cosmos presented NASL fall season trophy

The Cosmos Thursday were presented with the NASL fall season championship trophy by league commissioner Bill Peterson at Shuart Stadium.


October 19, 2016
HARDWARE FOR THEIR EFFORTS
Cosmos to receive NASL fall season trophy Thursday

The Cosmos will be presented with the NASL fall season championship trophy after Thursday’s team practice at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hofstra University.


October 19, 2016
HOPING TO HAVE A (GOLDEN) BALL
Cosmos' Arango, Ayoze are NASL MVP finalists

Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango and defender Ayoze have been named among 10 finalists for the North American Soccer League Golden Ball Award.


October 15, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' title-clinching win over Armada

If you missed any of the wild finish of the Cosmos' 4-3 win over Jacksonville Armada FC, a result that clinched the North American Soccer League fall and combined titles, you can catch the action here.


October 15, 2016
DOUBLING THEIR PLEASURE
Thanks to Arango's two late goals, Cosmos clinch NASL fall, combined titles, home-field playoff advantage

The Cosmos took a major step toward securing two titles last night with a dramatic, 11th-hour performance. They overcame a one-goal deficit by striking for three late goals to turn a close game upside down as they recorded a 4-2 victory over 10-man Jacksonville Armada FC.


October 15, 2016
ONE THIRD OF THE WAY THERE
With Miami tie, first part of Cosmos semifinal home quest is done; Now they, Edmonton must do their jobs

The Cosmos moved a bit closer to clinching the North American Soccer League fall championship Friday night. After Miami FC (8-5-6, 29 points) played the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, New York one third of what it needs to secure a home game in The Championship.


October 13, 2016
A CLINCHING WEEKEND?
Cosmos can wrap up fall, combined titles

The Cosmos are only a few results away from clinching not one but two titles this weekend. A series of results are needed to clinch first place in the North American Soccer League fall and combined standings.


October 12, 2016
A SHUART SEMIFINAL?
Cosmos can host NASL playoff game Nov. 5 if they win fall title

If the Cosmos win the North American Soccer League fall season title, they will host a semifinal game of The championship at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., the league announced Wednesday.


October 10, 2016
SHELVED FOR THE SEASON
Cruciate ligament rupture sidelines Cosmos' Guenzatti

Cosmos midfielder Sebastien Guenzatti is finished for the season. Guenzatti suffered a cruciate ligament rupture during the Cosmos' 1-1 draw at Ottawa Fury FC Sunday, the 25-year-old announced on his Facebook page Monday night.


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