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Archives: New York Cosmos

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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It’s the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a “proper cup tie” some might call it. It’s David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as … Continue reading

Interview with Ian Plenderleith, author of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the NASL’

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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In September 2014, Ian Plenderleith’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League hit bookshelves around the world. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer is a portrait of the original North American Soccer League and … Continue reading

New York Cosmos face Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL top of the table weekend clash

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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While Real Madrid and Schalke legend Raul’s signing with the New York Cosmos has grabbed the headlines early in the NASL season, the league boasts another undefeated team down in Atlanta. The league-owned Silverbacks managed by former Stevenage and Colorado … Continue reading

Marcos Senna and Raul shine in New York Cosmos win against Tampa Bay

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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In a rebirth of the rivalry which defined the 1970s of North American professional soccer, the New York Cosmos played host to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in their NASL Spring Season home opener on Saturday night. Reintroduced to the league … Continue reading

New York Cosmos and Rowdies to renew one of the biggest US soccer rivalries Saturday

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Professional soccer in the United States is still relatively young when compared to that of other countries across the globe, but a few major traditional rivalries have developed through the years. Perhaps the biggest cross-sectional rivalry in the USA is the … Continue reading

New York Cosmos announce historic game to be played in Cuba

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The New York Cosmos announced they will play a historic friendly against the Cuban national team, which will be played in Havana on June 2. Only three months after President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro agreed to … Continue reading

FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup … Continue reading

Questions arise about the growth of foreign ownership in US soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The recent events regarding Frank Lampard have brought the question of foreign ownership in the U.S. professional soccer leagues back into the spotlight. The Lampard saga has highlighted a growing trend of investment from foreign owners into the United States professional … Continue reading

New York Cosmos Ready to Tap Raul’s Experience and Passion

Posted on by Jason Gomez
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There’s another Spanish superstar in town and it isn’t David Villa. In the wake of NYCFC acquiring the former Atletico Madrid and Spain forward, the New York Cosmos signed his predecessor, Raul. The Real Madrid legend was Spain’s all-time top … Continue reading

Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Steven Gerrard Should Join The New York Cosmos

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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On Long Island, far from Manhattan’s bright lights, the new New York Cosmos may be gathering a glittering constellation of fading stars. Last week Real Madrid legend Raúl announced that he’s joining the club that already boasts his former Spain squadmate Marcos Senna. Now … Continue reading

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey’s Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jagger and Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls to Face New York Cosmos In 2014 US Open Cup

Posted on by Kristan Heneage
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“It will be exciting” was how New York Cosmos defender Carlos Mendes described their upcoming fourth round US Open cup tie against the New York Red Bulls. June 14 is when New York looks inwards and watches the first-ever meeting … Continue reading

CONCACAF Considers Letting New York Cosmos Play in Champions League, Say Sources: Monday Soccer Insider

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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On Saturday night, the New York Cosmos won the NASL Soccer Bowl for a sixth time. According to my league and team sources, CONCACAF is trying to find a way to get the Cosmos, a second division team, into the continental CONCACAF … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos Both On The Verge Of Clinching Silverware

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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New York area soccer fans haven’t had much to cheer about recently. But all that could change this weekend as both of the area’s active professional soccer teams could claim silverware. The New York Red Bulls, long a laughing stock … Continue reading

Does the NASL Have a New York Cosmos Problem?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The return of the New York Cosmos has been met with fanfare throughout much of the country. The revival of the 1970s superclub brought more attention and eyeballs on North America’s Second Division than any time since the exodus of … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side will keep the Bundesliga race tight this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a player I had hoped several Premier League sides would pursue instead, ended up with the European runners-up as somewhat of an afterthought. On Saturday … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk’s Kartik Krishnaiyer kicks off a brand-new weekly column that’ll delve deeper into many of his insights from the past weekend of world football. Look for his column every Monday. The Football League kicked off its 125th season … Continue reading