New York Cosmos
A story in the New York Times on Sunday night on Major League Soccer's long-rumored second franchise includes the following nuggets:(2)
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has announced that a deal is weeks away to create the league's 20th team, with an M.L.S. spokesman confirming that when he speaks of this team, he's referring to a second team in the New York market.
One thing is clear, following Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's state of the league address Wednesday evening, held as a Google Plus video hangout and opened to questions from reporters and fans: New York is the center of the highest-stakes soccer battle in this country, perhaps ever.(2)
A few days after it was revealed that the Mets will be hosting Amway's first United States storefront at Citi Field, with a significant amount of negative press going along with it, the Mets still aren't saying much.(3)
With each passing day, the New York Cosmos are catching up to their outsize ambitions, moving further away from being an empty brand and historical curiosity, and closer to becoming an actual soccer team. (And maybe even a good one.)(4)
For the New York Knicks, this past weekend provided a pair of lessons regarding Iman Shumpert: what he can provide to the team if he stays, and what he can provide the team if he is traded.
New York Cosmos chief operating officer Erik Stover denies that the New York Cosmos, a new team playing in a minor professional league, are using a $400 million stadium proposal to convince Major League Soccer to award them a franchise in New York.(1)
Today, the New York Cosmos officially released the details of their bid to build a stadium in Elmont, Long Island, less than 12 miles from Major League Soccer's dream stadium site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Following their 68-51 loss to Georgetown on Saturday, St. John's coach Steve Lavin described his young team as a "roller coaser ride."
Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm proved his point, playing a strong game throughout a 67-63 victory over Notre Dame, a team ranked 20th in the latest ESPN poll.
For roughly as long as a second team in New York has been Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's white whale, the New York Red Bulls, the area's first team, have expressed support for the idea.(3)
As the New York Cosmos, namesake of the North American Soccer League team of the 70s and 80s, prepare to return to the field in 2013 as a possible steppingstone to joining Major League Soccer, their primary opponent will be the legacy of the Cosmos themselves.
No one has accused the New York Mets of routinely making intelligent decisions for a long time. But the team's new pricing plan for Opening Day seems particularly ill-advised.