February 21, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Now standing at 71 clubs and 342 teams, the academy system goes bigger in its efforts to impact everyday environments in producing world class players. Now with an U-16 level where Long Island Sc based out of Plainveiw will field a team sets this up to now with just shy of 7,000 players. 

The New Academy Teams & Age Groups:

Albion, NV, All ages

Cedar Stars Academy NJ, U-14 & 15's

Salvo, MN, All ages

SJEB Rush, NJ, U-14 & 15's

South Shore Select, MA, All ages

STA Development Academy, NJ, All ages

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February 21, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

One of leagues most venerable teams were knotted up @ 84' with one yet to play an official MLS game. This preseason match was part of the Carolina Challenge Cup contested at MUSC Health Stadium. Unable to put away a number of opportunities in the opening stanza, just 8 minutes into the second they went up on a goal assisted by Nikolic scored by Katai. This was his 3rd in 4 preseason games as it came off a loss of possession deep in Cincinnati terrritory and the ball from Nemanja was played into space for him to put away.

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February 21, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Salvatore Barone who advanced from the academy to Cosmos B and then the first team is back after 10 games with Penn FC, now on hiatus for thier first team but not youth programs. Salvatore said, " I am very happy to be returning to such an amazing club with so much history." Now just 23 he had his first pro game with NY, in the NASL facing Indy Eleven in 2017. He is one of a trio from Penn FC to come to NY, joining Aaron Dennis & Pedro Galvao. NY Head Coach, Carlos Mendes informed "Sal is a player who has grown up in our academy. He undestand the culture of the Cosmos."

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February 21, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

David Diosa is back in the fold with the Green-and-White. Earlier this week, the NY Cosmos made it known that they had reacquired their 5 year mainstay who started with their academy in 2010,  netting their first goal to then join the first team in the first year of the reboot era, 2013.  David stated, "I'm really happy to return home and play for the club. I'm excited to play again for the most historic team in the U.S." He had played a myriad of positions for the team during his tenure, getting his first game in 2013 facing Atlanta as a sub in a 1-0 win.

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February 21, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Chicagoland fans will get a double treat as the Fire first face the Rapids at noon CT followed by the 2:30 kick of the Red Stars and Thorns, marking the 4th year these 2 have played a double header together. All Fire tix come with a Red Stars ducat. Those making use of the pub to pitch bus program are also able to avail themselves to the pair of games, but you must RSVP on it by April 17.

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