New York Cosmos
Throughout his storied career, Raul Gonzalez Blanco has scored many memorable goals. But all of it pales in comparison to what he recently accomplished with his left foot at the Cosmos’ practice facility.
The initial stages of what may result in five or six player moves this summer at New York City FC began Tuesday with the addition of two outside backs from Spain.
The Cosmos, fresh off of winning the NASL’s spring season championship, face NYCFC in round four of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University.
The New York club was the first professional U.S. soccer team to play in Cuba since the now-defunct Chicago Sting visited in 1978.
New York City FC has given up the first goal in nine of its 13 matches this season, in large part due to their lack of an intimidating force along their back line. That, however, could change soon.
The team envisions a privately funded 25,000-seat soccer stadium, retail shopping, restaurants, a hotel and community parks.
The New York Cosmos were a global sensation back in the day. It’s only fitting, as part of their ongoing reincarnation as a soccer power, that they get the ball rolling in Havana.
Team chairman Seamus O’Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba’s national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.
The New York Cosmos will face off against Cuba’s national team in June, an official said Tuesday, making it the first professional U.S. soccer club to play on the island in 37 years.
It’s been an offseason of nothing but smiles and cheers from Cosmos Country, a far cry from what Red Bulls and NYCFC fans have had to endure.
The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a “special care” unit after his condition became unstable, but his spokesman and personal aide denied his health condition deteriorated.
Without question, Raul is going to help the Cosmos sell tickets. He just might also help build momentum for the franchise’s proposal to build a soccer-specific stadium next to Belmont Park.
Chances are you’ll encounter plenty of soccer fans ahead of Monday’s U.S.-Ghana match. But guess what? They’re not real fans if they pooh-pooh the teams in their own backyard.
This matchup is kind of like the Yankees playing their Triple-A team in Scranton. But the Cosmos are out to prove they have assembled a club that can beat an MLS team.
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