New York Cosmos B

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New York Cosmos B
Full nameNew York Cosmos B
Founded2015; 5 years ago (2015)
Dissolved2019; 1 year ago (2019)
StadiumRocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium
Capacity3,500
OwnerNew York Cosmos
ChairmanRocco B. Commisso
Head CoachCarlos Mendes
LeagueNational Premier Soccer League
2019Northeast Region, North Atlantic Conference: 1st
Playoffs: Runners-up
WebsiteClub website

New York Cosmos B were an American soccer team based in the New York metropolitan area that played in the National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of the United States soccer league system, as the reserve team of New York Cosmos.

History[edit]

The club was announced on January 15, 2015.[1][2] On February 10, 2015, Alecko Eskandarian, assistant coach for the senior squad, was named head coach of Cosmos B.[3]

In the club's inaugural season, Cosmos B did not lose a game. On August 8, Cosmos B capped the undefeated season by defeating Chattanooga FC 3-2 at Finley Stadium to win the NPSL National Championship.[4] Following the successful season, then-Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover stated that while the team was eligible for the U.S. Open Cup, since a new tournament rule at the time only barred professional teams that were majority owned by a higher-level professional league teams from taking part in the competition and not amateur ones, it would not take part and explained that "the integrity of the tournament is more important."[5][6]

On February 2, 2016, Fernando Barboto was named head coach of Cosmos B.[7] He was replaced by Kevin Anderson for the 2017 season[8]

Following the cancellation of the 2018 NASL season and subsequent lawsuit between the league and the USSF, the New York Cosmos main team went on hiatus while fielding Cosmos B in the NPSL and exploring options for the 2019 season.[9][10] In the interim, the team named former Cosmos team captain Carlos Mendes as team captain and moved some of the main team's players over to Cosmos B.[11]

With no first team, the group began seeking a berth into the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup but was originally not permitted to compete in the competition. This was due to the fact that the B hadn't finished the 2017 season in a high enough position to be allocated a spot while the first team had neither a professional league to play in and had been league-less at the deadline set by U.S. Soccer. Following an appeal, Cosmos B was allowed to enter through a play-in round with the Jacksonville Armada FC and Miami FC 2.[12] The team fell to the Brooklyn Italians, 3-2, in the play-in round on May 6, 2018.[13]

On December 13, 2019, the New York Cosmos announced that the team had been admitted into the National Independent Soccer Association for the Fall 2020 season.[14] This included the fact that no Cosmos team would take part in the 2020 U.S. Open Cup despite the B team automatically qualifying due to its appearance in the National Final. This was confirmed on January 8, 2020, when U.S. Soccer announced the 100 teams taking part in the tournament.[15]

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year League Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Avg. Attendance
2015 NPSL 1st, North Atlantic Conference Champions Did not enter
2016 NPSL 1st, North Atlantic Conference Regional Semifinal Did not enter
2017 NPSL 4th, Atlantic Blue Conference Did not qualify Did not enter
2018 NPSL 1st, North Atlantic Conference Regional Final Play-in round
2019 NPSL 1st, North Atlantic Conference Runner-up Second Round

Honors[edit]

League[edit]

Honor Champions Runners-up
NPSL National Final 2015 2019
Northeast Region 2015, 2019 2018
North Atlantic Conference 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Cosmos B Join The Npsl". Nationalpremiersoccerleague.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "Cosmos announce addition of reserve team". Nycosmos.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  3. ^ "THE NEW HEAD MAN Eskandarian named Cosmos B head coach". Bigapplesoccer.com. 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  4. ^ "Cosmos B win NPSL Championship". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  5. ^ Stover, Erik (2015-11-05). "@GothamistDan @kkfla737 Technically the rule doesn't apply to us, but we have decided not to include #CosmosB in the #USOpenCup. (1/2)". @ErikStoverNYC. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  6. ^ Stover, Erik (2015-11-05). "@GothamistDan @kkfla737 Thanks. We do wish our young guys would have the experience but the integrity of the tournament is more important". @ErikStoverNYC. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  7. ^ "Fernando Barboto Named Cosmos B Head Coach". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
  8. ^ Bell, Jack (March 27, 2017). "New Coach of B Team at Home With the Cosmos". empireofsoccer.com. Empire of Soccer. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "North American Soccer League Announces Cancellation Of 2018 Season". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  10. ^ "Antitrust | Major League Soccer | Sherman Antitrust Act". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  11. ^ "Carlos Mendes Named Head Coach of New York Cosmos B". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  12. ^ "NASL holdovers cleared for U.S. Open Cup". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  13. ^ "PLAY ON! Late goal boosts Brooklyn Italians over Cosmos B in Open Cup - Front Row Soccer". Front Row Soccer. 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  14. ^ "NEW YORK COSMOS CONFIRM PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL INDEPENDENT SOCCER ASSOCIATION STARTING IN THE FALL OF 2020". New York Cosmos. New York Cosmos. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  15. ^ "RECORD-SETTING 100 TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR 2020 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP, 107TH EDITION OF U.S. SOCCER'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP". U.S. Soccer. U.S. Open Cup. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

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