HEMPSTEAD, NY – JUNE 13: New York Cosmos player and Laureus Foundation Ambassador Raul #7 plays the ball during the game against Jacksonville Armada FC during the Laureus Foundation- New York Cosmos Event at James M. Shuart Stadium on June 13, 2015 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for Laureus)

NASL deal with beIN Sports marks interesting turning point in American soccer landscape

Second division soccer on a real cable television network in the United States? While that thought is usually reserved for the English Championship division, it is also a reality right here at home in the United States. That’s because the NASL has entered into an agreement with broadcast partner beIN Sports to carry its matches […]

Chicago NASL project shows change in attitude towards soccer in USA

Sometimes moments make you take a step back and realize just how far things have come. One such moment took place in the back room of one of Chicago’s best soccer pubs — The Globe — last Monday night. With a bar packed from front to back, Chicago officially launched a serious bid for an […]

SO KON PO, HONG KONG SAR – FEBRUARY 19: Raul Gonzalez of New York Cosmos reacts during the 2015 Lunar New Year Cup match between South China and the New York Cosmos at Hong Kong Stadium on February 19, 2015 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Real Madrid legend Raúl is retiring from competitive soccer with NY Cosmos

This isn’t necessarily a surprise but it was announced today that Raúl is going to retire from competitive soccer after the New York Cosmos finish their NASL season. The Cosmos have clinched a spot in the NASL Playoffs which will start in November. Raúl became a legend during his 16 year career at Real Madrid. […]