Cosmos Officially Announce 2016 Schedule with Soccer Long Island Magazine

By Kevin McCrudden, January 14, 2016


The Cosmos face Ottawa Fury in the season opener on April 3

New York (January 14, 2016) – The North American Soccer League (NASL) and New York Cosmos today announced the 2016 Season schedule. The Cosmos’ 2016 season opener will take place at home on Sunday, April 3 against Ottawa Fury.

The Cosmos will play 10 matches during the 2016 Spring Season - five games at home and five games on the road, while taking on each team in the league once. In the Fall Season they will play 11 games at home and 11 on the road, playing each team twice.

Cosmos 2016 home schedule – Spring Season

  • Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury FC (Sunday, April 3 – 6pm) 
  • Cosmos vs. Jacksonville Armada FC (Sunday, April 10 – 6pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Carolina Railhawks (Sunday, May 1 – 6pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (Sunday, May 22 – 6pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Rayo OKC (Saturday, May 28 – 7pm)

Cosmos 2016 home schedule – Fall Season

  • Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury FC (Saturday, July 2 – 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Jacksonville Armada FC (Wednesday, July 13 – 7,30pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Puerto Rico FC (Saturday, July 30 - 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Rayo OKC (Sunday, August 7 – 5pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (Saturday, August 13 – 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Carolina Railhawks (Saturday, August 27 – 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Indy Eleven (Wednesday, August 31 – 7,30pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Minnesota United FC (Saturday, September 10 – 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton (Saturday, September 17 – 7pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Ft Lauderdale Strikers (Sunday, October 2 – 6pm)
  • Cosmos vs. Miami FC (Saturday, October 22 – 7pm)

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About the Cosmos
The New York Cosmos are reigning champions of the North American Soccer League (NASL), having captured their second league title in three seasons and seventh overall on Nov. 15, 2015 with a 3-2 win over Ottawa Fury FC in The Championship Final at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium.

The Cosmos began play in 1971, spending 14 seasons in the NASL, winning five Soccer Bowl trophies and bringing some of the biggest names in world soccer to the USA. This included Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto. It had been nearly 30 years since the Cosmos, an iconic global soccer club, played in a professional league. Yet throughout their absence, the club maintained a loyal and dedicated fan following.

On Aug. 3, 2013, the New York Cosmos returned to the NASL with a sellout win at Shuart Stadium, before embarking on a season that would see the Cosmos win the 2013 Soccer Bowl with a 1-0 victory against the Atlanta Silverbacks on Nov. 9, 2013 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

Raúl and Marcos Senna, legends at famed Spanish sides Real Madrid and Villarreal CF, each suited up in Cosmos colors for modern era championship runs, adding their names to the impressive list of global soccer stars to feature at the club.

The Cosmos submitted a privately-funded economic development proposal in 2013 to the State of New York to build a world-class 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium at Belmont Park. More information about the proposal and renderings can be found at

For more information on the New York Cosmos, please visit, join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@NYCosmos). Tickets for the 2016 season are now available by calling 855-71-COSMOS or via the club’s official website at