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New York Cosmos
2018 season
Owner New York Cosmos LLC
Chairman Rocco B. Commisso
Head Coach Carlos Mendes
Stadium Mitchel Athletic Complex
Hofstra Soccer Stadium
Commisso Soccer Stadium
NPSL TBD
U.S. Open Cup Play-in Round
Home colors
Away colors

The 2018 season will be the new Cosmos' sixth season competing. With the NASL suspending their 2018 season, the Cosmos will be fielding only their "B" team. The team will be competing in the NPSL and splitting their home games between three sites in the New York City metro area.

On March 10, 2018; Danny Szetela was named the next captain of the New York Cosmos.

On March 30, 2018; It was announced that the appeal signed by the Jacksonville Armada, Miami FC, and the Cosmos to participate in the 2018 edition of the US Open Cup was approved.[1] The club will play fellow NPSL side, the Brooklyn Italians in a one off play-in round. Both Miami FC and Jacksonville will play PDL sides, FC Miami City and The Villages SC respectively.

Players[edit | edit source]

Current roster[edit | edit source]

As of May 8, 2018 [2]

No. Position Player Nation
11 Defender Alvarez, JesúsJesús Alvarez  Spain
32 Forward Bardic, BljediBljedi Bardic  Montenegro
25 Midfielder Barone, GiuseppeGiuseppe Barone  United States
17 Forward Bartley, ZaireZaire Bartley  Jamaica
28 Forward Berterame, IvanIvan Berterame  United States
2 Defender Borrajo, JonathanJonathan Borrajo  United States
8 Midfielder Cortez, FernandoFernando Cortez  United States
3 Forward Costa, NickNick Costa  United States
? Midfielder Dalton, ReeceReece Dalton  United States
13 Midfielder Durango, MateoMateo Durango  United States
20 Forward Espinal, DarwinDarwin Espinal  Honduras
7 Midfielder Garcia, RafaelRafael Garcia  United States
31 Defender Guarnera, ArmandoArmando Guarnera  United States
? Goalkeeper Guerrero, HéctorHéctor Guerrero  United States
21 Midfielder Halfhill, GarrettGarrett Halfhill  United States
29 Midfielder Mavraj, DonjetDonjet Mavraj  Austria
5 Defender Neeskens, JohnJohn Neeskens  Spain
? Defender Niziolek, TeddyTeddy Niziolek  United States
4 Defender Penzini, AlejandroAlejandro Penzini  Venezuela
1 Goalkeeper Robinson, MacklinMacklin Robinson  United States
23 Midfielder Sanchez, JoeyJoey Sanchez  United States
15 Defender Stevens, BillyBilly Stevens  United States
14 Midfielder Szetela, DannyDanny Szetela (captain)  United States
24 Goalkeeper Tenjo, KevinKevin Tenjo  United States
6 Defender Velela, AlexisAlexis Velela  United States
16 Defender Wingert, ChrisChris Wingert  United States
12 Forward Wojcik, WojciechWojciech Wojcik  Poland

Kit[edit | edit source]

Supplier: Inaria / Sponsor: Mediacom
Last Update: May 6th game @ Brooklyn Italians

Primary
1 Game
Secondary
1 Game

Competitions[edit | edit source]

Exhibition[edit | edit source]

Match reports[edit | edit source]

Exhibition Statistics[edit | edit source]

3 Goals
2 Goals
1 Goal

NPSL North Atlantic Conference[edit | edit source]

The NPSL has multiple unequal divisions in their regular season

Standings[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos B (C, Q) 10 10 0 0 40 8 +32 30 North Atlantic Conference playoffs
2 Brooklyn Italians (Q) 10 7 2 1 29 10 +19 22
3 Hartford City FC (Q) 10 6 3 1 21 15 +6 19
4 Elm City Express (Q) 10 5 3 2 25 22 +3 17
5 Rhode Island Reds F.C. 10 4 4 2 24 26 −2 14[lower-alpha 1]
6 New York Athletic Club 10 4 4 2 14 19 −5 14[lower-alpha 1]
7 Greater Lowell NPSL FC 10 4 6 0 20 29 −9 12
8 Kingston Stockade FC 10 3 5 2 20 22 −2 11
9 Boston City FC 10 2 5 3 12 25 −13 9
10 TSF FC 10 1 6 3 12 21 −9 6
11 Seacoast United Mariners 10 0 8 2 5 25 −20 2
Source: NPSL standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head to head; 3) goal differential in head to head results; 4) wins; 5) total goal differential; 6) fewest losses; 7) coin toss
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Rhode Island Reds F.C. won, 4–0, on the road against New York Athletic Club on June 24, in the only meeting of the season between the clubs to win the standings tiebreaker

Results[edit | edit source]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
1 1 0 0 4 0  +4 3 0 0 0 0 0  0 1 0 0 4 0  +4

Last updated: April 30, 2018.
Source: http://www.nycosmos.com/standings

Results by round[edit | edit source]
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ground A H H A A H A H A H
Result W
Position 1
Last updated: April 30, 2018.
Source: http://www.nycosmos.com/standings

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match reports[edit | edit source]

U.S. Open Cup[edit | edit source]

On March 30th; it had been announced that an appeal made by the three remaining U.S. based NASL clubs to participate in the U.S. Open Cup was accepted. A special Play-In Round was created and six teams will participate. The Brooklyn Italians (who had qualified for the First Round) was brought back a round to host the Cosmos.

Match reports[edit | edit source]

Squad statistics[edit | edit source]

Appearances and goals[edit | edit source]

No. Pos Nat Player Total NPSL Regular Season NPSL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Macklin Robinson 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
2 DF United States Jonathan Borrajo 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
4 DF Venezuela Alejandro Penzini 1 1 1 1 0+0 0 0 0
5 DF Spain John Neeskens 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
6 DF United States Alexis Velela 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0 0
7 MF United States Rafael Garcia 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
8 MF United States Fernando Cortez 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0 0
12 FW Poland Wojciech Wojcik 2 1 1 0 0+0 0 1 1
14 MF United States Danny Szetela 2 1 1 1 0+0 0 1 0
15 DF United States Billy Stevens 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0 0
16 DF United States Chris Wingert 1 0 0 0 0+0 0 1 0
17 FW Jamaica Zaire Bartley 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
20 FW Honduras Darwin Espinal 2 2 1 2 0+0 0 1 0
21 MF United States Garrett Halfhill 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
23 MF United States Joey Sanchez 2 0 1 0 0+0 0 1 0
25 MF United States Giuseppe Barone 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0 0
28 FW United States Ivan Berterame 1 0 0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
32 FW Montenegro Bljedi Bardic 2 1 1 0 0+0 0 1 1
Players who appeared for the New York Cosmos who are no longer at the club:
11 MF United States ??? 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goal scorers[edit | edit source]

Place Position Nation Number Name NPSL Regular Season NPSL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 FW Honduras 20 Darwin Espinal 2 0 0 2
2 FW Montenegro 32 Bljedi Bardic 0 0 1 1
DF Venezuela 4 Alejandro Penzini 1 0 0 1
MF United States 14 Danny Szetela 1 0 0 1
FW United States 12 Wojciech Wojcik 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 4 0 2 6

Own goal scorers[edit | edit source]

Position Team Nation Number Name NPSL Regular Season NPSL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
DF Team Name United States 11 Player's Name 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary record[edit | edit source]

Number Nation Position Name NPSL Regular Season NPSL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
14 United States MF Danny Szetela 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 Honduras FW Darwin Espinal 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Transfers[edit | edit source]

In[edit | edit source]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
16 MF United States Chris Wingert United States Real Salt Lake Announced retirement on 19 February 2018; later signed with Cosmos.[3] 15 March 2018 [4]
2 DF United States Jonathan Borrajo United States Miami FC 20 March 2018 [5]
12 FW Poland Wojciech Wojcik United States OKC Energy FC
23 MF United States Joey Sanchez United States FC Boulder 4 April 2018 [6]
? DF United States Teddy Niziolek United States United Serbs
3 FW United States Nick Costa United States Phoenix Rising FC
5 DF Spain John Neeskens Spain FC Santboià 11 April 2018 [7]
17 FW Jamaica Zaire Bartley United States New York Red Bulls II
13 MF United States Mateo Durango Germany BW Gotschee Academy
21 DF United States Garrett Halfhill United States FC Cincinnati 17 April 2018 [8]
1 GK United States Macklin Robinson United States North Carolina FC [9]
7 MF United States Rafael Garcia United States LA Galaxy II 20 April 2018 [10]
20 FW Honduras Darwin Espinal United States Reno 1868 FC
15 DF United States Billy Stevens United States Michigan Wolverines 25 April 2018 [11]
28 FW United States Ivan Berterame United States Miami United FC Player appeared in a match with the club on 6 May; signing was officially announced on 8 May. 6 May 2018 [12]
? MF United States Reece Dalton England Sheffield F.C. 8 May 2018
29 MF Austria Donjet Mavraj United States Miami United FC

Out[edit | edit source]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
? MF United States Player's name United States New Team Last Appearance/Transfer Date Reference Source

Loan In[edit | edit source]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Fee/Notes Date Source
? FW El Salvador Player's Name United States Old Team Transfer Date Reference Source

Loan Out[edit | edit source]

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Fee/Notes Date Source
25 MF United States Giuseppe Barone United States Brooklyn Italians 6 May 2018 Played for Brooklyn v. Cosmos

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "COSMOS B TO PLAY IN 2018 LAMAR HUNT US OPEN CUP". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  2. http://www.nycosmos.com/cosmos-b-roster
  3. Judd, Brandon (19 February 2018). "Real Salt Lake Defender Chris Wingert Announces His Retirement via Social Media". Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  4. "COSMOS B ANNOUNCE ADDITIONS TO 2018 ROSTER". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  5. "COSMOS B ADDS THREE PLAYERS". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  6. "COSMOS B SIGN SIX PLAYERS TO 2018 ROSTER". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 16 April 2018. 
  7. "JOHN NEESKENS RETURNS TO COSMOS B". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  8. "FC CINCINNATI DEFENDER, HALFHILL, SIGNS WITH COSMOS B". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  9. "Cosmos B sign Garrett Halfhill, Macklin Robinson". SB Nation. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  10. "COSMOS B INKS TWO TIME MLS CHAMPION RAFA GARCIA". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  11. "COSMOS B SIGNS FOUR MORE IN ADVANCE OF SEASON OPENER". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  12. "Cosmos B Adds Three More Players to Roster". New York Cosmos. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018. 


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