Future of the New York Cosmos

Discussion in 'New York Cosmos' started by manny84, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why even publish that?
     
  2. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    grasping at straws?
     
  3. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "You're just afraid of the awesome power of Boca Raton FC."
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  6. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    huh? It"s 2019...
     
  7. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the post and article you're replying to is from 2018.
     
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  8. bnyc

    bnyc Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    New York
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    The Cosmos announced that they play both the 2019 NPSL season and the Founder's Cup at the Mitchell Athletic Center on Long Island. I was hoping they would play games in Coney Island and continue developing a Brooklyn presence.
     
  9. bnyc

    bnyc Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    New York
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    ESPNfc is reporting that Rocco Commiso is close to finalizing a deal to purchase ACF Fiorentina for $150 million.

    What does this mean for the Cosmos? The long term investment of a SSS either on LI or in Brooklyn is gone. With the team now playing in the NPSL however a relationship with Fiorentina will probably help the Cosmos with loan players and promotions/friendlies and I would hope pre-season training in Italy. What the Cosmos are now is what they are going to be for a while; having a connection to a Serie A club can help them.
     
  10. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd imagine this is the nail in the coffin. Commiso made a play for top flight soccer on the US on the cheap, it failed, so now he is going to the place where shady business tactics are commonplace.

    I don't think he will be all that committed to the Cosmos anymore.
     
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  11. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cosmos up for sale in the not too distant future...
     
  12. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA, RI and CA
    Lovely. My favorite Italian side is set to be owned and operated by this crackpot.
     
  13. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. bnyc

    bnyc Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    New York
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    When all the different permutations of >D1 was being floated around I thought that NISA was the likely winner as "the alternative league to USL". The road to get there took a few turns [and I had my doubts that it would ever exist] but NISA has emerged as that league. But whateverthename of the league I think many of us thought the Cosmos would end up in just this kind of league; so no surprise.

    I think what will transpire in the first few years of NISA will look like so many of the lower level leagues before it; clubs will fail, relocate, etc. That NISA came into existence is one thing; surviving is another. Rocco has the money and a willingness to spend it that few clubs at this level can match. NISA, NASL, the Cosmos will continue to do what they do. That said, I truly think each club's success or failure in NISA has nothing to do with the Cosmos but rather in their own decisions/marketing/community involvement etc. We'll see how well Chattanooga and Detroit transition to a professional league and the other new clubs do. It won't be easy for them.
     
  15. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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