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Cosmos join PDL in 2012

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  1. KingsCountyFC

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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    Promising news. I like the way they are starting from the ground up, with youth teams, and now a PDL team.

    Just to be clear - the articles says that the Cosmos will not play any COMPETITIVE games in 2011 - just a few exhibitions - but will join for a proper, competitive season in 2012.
     
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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    No stadium listed, but there was that helpful picture. So I assume they will play somewhere in there:
    [​IMG]
     


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    You've lost me, which floor of which building are you talking about ? :D
     
  6. Orlando Rays

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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    They could team up with FCNY and play doubleheaders at Belson Stadium, like the CF Kraze are doing a couple with Orlando City.
     
  7. KingsCountyFC

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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    due to territorial rights, i'm guessing either Randall's Island.. Asphalt Green, or Belson with FCNY. We'll see.
     
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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    I wonder if the territorial rights for New York city are split up by borough? Obviously the Knights have Brooklyn, and the Rough Riders have Long Island, so I guess Cosmos will be confined to Manhattan or the Bronx.
     
  9. msilverstein47

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    NYC PDL franchise coming in 2012

    USL News Release

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced today that New York Cosmos U23 will field a team in the Premier Development League (PDL), and will become a full member for the 2012 season. New York Cosmos U23 will play a limited exhibition schedule against PDL competition during the 2011 season, and will not be eligible for the playoffs or the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The PDL franchise will be led by longtime USL player/coach Giovanni Savarese, who is also a member of the 2007 USL Hall of Fame. A coaching announcement, along with the full roster and schedule will be posted by mid-May on www.uslsoccer.com and www.newyorkcosmos.com.
     
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    Is Icahn stadium the one on Randall's island ?
     
  11. KingsCountyFC

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    Icahn can't be used. It's formatted for a track and the dimensions are wrong. They'd have to tear up the track to make a normal field, and that's not going to happen.
     
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    Hmmmm, a couple of games in 2011, maybe they can catch a game with an European club during their pre-season tour. I believe a league 2 English team (Port Vale?) is going to play a couple of Northwest PDL teams.
     
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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    That suggests Baker Athletics Complex, all the way at the northern tip of Manhattan. It has a dedicated soccer/lacrosse field with stands for about 1-2k. I'm bad at guessing seating size. Field is roughly FIFA-standard at 120x75.

    Columbia's school Wiki, WikiCU, does not list attendance. But it's by their football field, Wien Stadium, and guess who the field itself for that stadium is named after? Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Revolution and Columbia graduate.
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    And what this has to do with FCNY is ?
     
  17. KingsCountyFC

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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    While i think one or two games would be cool there, they should spread it around, as that is a pretty far trek for people who live in Brooklyn and Queens.
     
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    Re: Cosmos join PDL in 2011

    I imagine they'll be playing at columbia's soccer field and not the football stadium.

    [​IMG]

    looks like a decent place for a pdl team though.
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    sorry but I guessed that you missed this part of the release...

    The under-23 club will be fronted by former Metrostars (New York Red Bulls) forward Giovanni Savarese, a member of the USL Hall of Fame. Savarese, who played five seasons in MLS as well as with the Venezuelan National Team, is in charge of the Cosmos’ youth academy. The team will be made up of academy players as well as some local college and veteran players.
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    Once again. It really doesn't have anything to do with FCNY. This belongs in the New York MLS expansion forum. Where all Cosmos related things are.
     
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    Cosmos U-23?

    Saw the Cosmos U-23 listed on the standings on the Wilmington Hammerheads page...

    http://www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com

    Anyone know anything about this? I heard they were to play exhibitions in the PDL this year.
     
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    Re: Cosmos U-23?

    must be a website error.

    As far as I heard your right, they are going to play an exhibition schedule this year and join PDL in 2012.
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    When I read the title, I thought that FCNY was launching a PDL team...
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    I think they did, they're just playing in USL Pro by mistake. (couldn't resist.;))
     
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    Re: a PDL franchise coming in 2012

    Multiple Cosmos PDL threads merged.
     

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