New York Cosmos

Athletic Bilbao's defender Andoni Iraola, right, vies with Granada's Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi during a Spanish league football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on Feb. 28, 2014. (RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Crooks: New York City FC Adds Pair Of Spaniards In Attempt To Solidify Back End

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.

06/16/2015

U.S. Open Cup

Schwartz: NYCFC To Face Cosmos In U.S. Open Cup

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.

06/15/2015

New York Cosmos player Raul Gonzalez (C) and teammates applaud after a friendly football match against Cuba on June 2, 2015 at Pedro Marrero stadium in Havana. (Photo by Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

Cosmos Beat Cuba In Historic Havana Match

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.

06/03/2015

Oguchi Onyewu passes the ball for Team USA against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, on July 5, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Crooks: NYCFC’s Struggles In The Air Need To Be Addressed Immediately

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.

06/01/2015

Artist's rendering of the proposed stadium for the New  York Cosmos soccer team (credit: New York Cosmos)

Cosmos Try To Convince Long Island That Stadium Plan Is A Winner

The team envisions a privately funded 25,000-seat soccer stadium, retail shopping, restaurants, a hotel and community parks.

05/07/2015

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuban National Team coach Walter Benitez on March 16, 2015 to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Cosmos, Cuba To Meet In Match Of Historic Proportions

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.

03/17/2015

New York Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese (L) presents a soccer ball to Cuba National Team Coach Walter Benitez during an event on March 16, 2015 in New York to announce their upcoming match to be played in Havana this June. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Cosmos To Play Against Cuba’s National Team In Havana

Team chairman Seamus O’Brien said the opportunity to play Cuba’s national team in Havana is something that happened naturally.

03/16/2015

Raul Gonzalez (C) of New York Cosmos in action during the 2015 Lunar New Year Cup match between South China and the New York Cosmos at Hong Kong Stadium on February 19, 2015 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

New York Cosmos To Play Cuban National Squad In June

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.

03/10/2015

Raúl (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Unlike Red Bulls And NYCFC, There’s No Controversy In Cosmos Country

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.

01/19/2015

Soccer star Pele waves to the crowd before a New York Cosmos game on August 3, 2013 at Hofstra University. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Pele Doing ‘Fine’ After Move To Special Care Unit

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.

11/27/2014

Former Real Madrid player Raul, donning a towel bearing his likeness, acknowledges the crowd after the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Al-Sadd at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Schwartz: With Raul On Board, It’s Like Old Times In Cosmos Country

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.

10/21/2014

United States fans react to a call during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Americans Who Ignore MLS, NASL Aren’t Real Soccer Fans

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.

06/16/2014

The Red Bulls will be taking on the Cosmos on June 14. (Image courtesy New York Red Bulls)

Schwartz: Local Soccer Fans Get Dream Matchup In Cosmos-Red Bulls

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.

06/02/2014

"Give Cancer The Red Card" T-shirt (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Looking To Give Cancer The Red Card

Eskandarian has accomplished a lot in soccer. But his effort in the fight against cancer makes him a true winner. Please join him and his team in their efforts to “Give Cancer The Red Card.”

04/30/2014

The New York Cosmos celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Soccer Bowl 1-0 against the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on November 9, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images for New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: New York Cosmos Look To Repeat After Last Year’s Reboot

The Cosmos were more than something special in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They were a phenomenon. And they’re primed to make history again.

04/11/2014

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