Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Cosmos delay start until fall 2013
December 4th, 2012 1AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  nasl, new york cosmos

MOST COMMENTED

[NASL] Fans waiting to see the rebirth of the New York Cosmos will have to wait a little longer. The club announced that it will delay its launch until the 2013 NASL fall season. The league will adopt spring and fall championships -- along the lines of split seasons played in Latin America -- and it will allow the Cosmos "to build our staff and operational capabilities in a professional manner," according to Cosmos COO Erik Stover.

The Cosmos will be eligible for the 2013 NASL title -- to be competed between the spring and fall champions -- but will not play in the 2013 U.S. Open Cup.

The New York Cosmos will play at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, where the original Cosmos won their first NASL title in 1972.

Former MLS star Giovanni Savarese has been promoted to head coach. He most recently served as director of the Cosmos Academy and manager of the Cosmos U-23 team that played in the PDL.



1 comment
  1. C. Zee
    commented on: December 4, 2012 at 9:28 a.m.
    I would like nothing more than this to succeed, but it does not look good. The new NASL is really falling apart faster than the old NASL. At least the old league got franchises in big cities - now small Virginia towns and far off Canadian places are going to populate what should be the 2nd Division. What this proves is the this New York Cosmos is a hard sell to both sponsors and fans. The league is still a big question mark with a few quality franchises propping up the rest. No wonder the last league Commissioner bailed out after 1 season.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
Video Pick: Golazo by Dortmund's Dembele vs. Manchester United    
Why did Borussia Dortmund spend a reported $15 million to get 19-year-old Ousmane Dembele from French ...
Arsenal names roster for U.S. trip    
Arsenal's preliminary list of players who will travel to the United States includes American midfielder Gedion ...
What They're Saying: Axel Sjoberg    
"I don't think I have to sell myself to Dominic Kinnear. He picked the team and ...
USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup    
The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it ...
MLS Countdown: Marsch comments roil waters for derby    
Three times a year comes the question: will New York be red or blue? The Hudson ...
Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets another USL record    
FC Cincinnati set a USL single-season attendance record when it drew 16,127 fans Wednesday at Nippert ...
MLS Countdown: Quakes duo has red cards rescinded    
The San Jose Earthquakes will have their Panamaniacs available for a game at Real Salt Lake ...
MLS Moves: Orlando bolsters backline with Aja signing    
The first player signed by Orlando City after the hiring of head coach Jason Kreis has ...
U.S. Abroad: Ankle injury sidelines Hyndman    
Emerson Hyndman, who joined Premier League club Bournemouth from Fulham as a free agent in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives