2016 New York Cosmos season

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New York Cosmos
2016 season
ChairmanSeamus O'Brien
Head CoachGiovanni Savarese
StadiumShuart Stadium
Belson Stadium
NASLSpring: Runners-Up

Fall: Champions

Combined: 1st Place
Soccer BowlChampions
U.S. Open Cup5th Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Juan Arango (16)
All: Juan Arango (16)
Highest home attendance6,243
(May 22 vs. Tampa Bay)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 2,419
(May 1 vs. Carolina)
All: 984
(Jun. 1 vs. Jersey at Belson Stadium)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 4,302
All: 3,749
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The 2016 New York Cosmos season was the new Cosmos' fourth season of existence, playing in the new North American Soccer League. Including the previous franchise, this is the eighteenth season of a club entitled New York Cosmos playing professional soccer in the New York metropolitan area.

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

As of March 18, 2016.[1]

Where a player has not declared an international allegiance, nation is determined by place of birth. Squad correct as of March 18, 2016.[2]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer  United States
2 Defender Hunter Freeman  United States
3 Defender David Ochieng  Kenya
4 Defender Carlos Mendes (Captain)  United States
6 Defender Rovérsio  Brazil
7 Forward Yasmani Duk (on loan from Sport Boys Warnes)  Bolivia
11 Midfielder Andrés Flores  El Salvador
12 Goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck  United States
13 Midfielder Sebastián Guenzatti  Uruguay
14 Midfielder Danny Szetela  United States
15 Midfielder Ruben Bover Izquierdo  Spain
16 Midfielder Adam Moffat  Scotland
17 Defender Ayoze García  Spain
18 Midfielder Juan Arango  Venezuela
19 Midfielder Yohandry Orozco  Venezuela
21 Forward David Diosa  Colombia
23 Defender Jimmy Ockford (on loan from Seattle Sounders)  United States
24 Goalkeeper Brian Holt  United States
25 Forward Jairo Arrieta  Costa Rica
26 Midfielder Eric Calvillo  United States
29 Defender Alexis Velela  United States
77 Forward Lucky Mkosana  Zimbabwe

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season and Exhibitions[edit]

[3]

Pre-season[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Friendlies goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Pre-Season Exhibition Post-Season Total
1 FW Bolivia 7 Yasmani Duk 3 2 0 5
2 FW Costa Rica 25 Jairo Arrieta 4 0 0 4
3 MF Spain 15 Ruben Bover Izquierdo 3 0 0 3
4 MF Uruguay 13 Sebastián Guenzatti 2 0 0 2
MF Venezuela 19 Yohandry Orozco 2 0 0 2
5 DF Spain 17 Ayoze 1 0 0 1
MF El Salvador 11 Andrés Flores 1 0 0 1
DF United States 2 Hunter Freeman 1 0 0 1
MF Croatia 5 Niko Kranjčar 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 18 0 0 20

NASL Spring Season[edit]

The Spring season will last for 10 games beginning on April 2 and ending on June 12. The schedule will feature a single round robin format with each team playing every other team in the league a single time.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Indy Eleven (S) 10 4 6 0 15 8 +7 18 Playoffs
2 New York Cosmos 10 6 0 4 15 8 +7 18
3 FC Edmonton 10 5 2 3 9 7 +2 17
4 Minnesota United 10 5 1 4 16 12 +4 16
5 Tampa Bay Rowdies 10 4 4 2 11 9 +2 16
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 10 4 3 3 12 12 0 15
7 Carolina RailHawks 10 4 2 4 11 13 −2 14
8 Rayo OKC 10 3 3 4 11 12 −1 12
9 Ottawa Fury 10 2 3 5 9 14 −5 9
10 Jacksonville Armada 10 1 4 5 5 11 −6 7
11 Miami FC 10 1 4 5 7 15 −8 7
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(S) Spring season champion.

Results[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
10 6 0 4 15 8  +7 18 5 0 0 9 1  +8 1 0 4 6 7  −1

Last updated: June 4, 2016.
Source: http://www.nycosmos.com/standings

Results by round[edit]
Round12345678910
GroundHHAAHAAHHA
ResultWWLLWWLWWL
Position1123313111
Updated to match(es) played on June 4, 2016. Source: nycosmos.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match reports[edit]

NASL Fall Season[edit]

The Fall season lasted for 22 games beginning on July 2 and ending on November 1. The schedule featured a double round robin format with each team playing every other team in the league twice, one at home and one on the road.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Cosmos (F) 22 14 5 3 44 21 +23 47 Playoffs
2 Indy Eleven 22 11 4 7 36 25 +11 37
3 FC Edmonton 22 10 6 6 16 14 +2 36
4 Rayo OKC 22 9 8 5 28 21 +7 35
5 Miami FC 22 9 6 7 31 27 +4 33
6 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 22 7 5 10 19 28 −9 26
7 Carolina RailHawks 22 7 5 10 25 35 −10 26
8 Minnesota United 22 6 7 9 25 25 0 25
9 Puerto Rico 22 5 9 8 19 31 −12 24
10 Tampa Bay Rowdies 22 5 8 9 29 32 −3 23
11 Jacksonville Armada 22 5 8 9 25 35 −10 23
12 Ottawa Fury 22 5 7 10 23 26 −3 22
Source: NASL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) head-to-head record; 5) away goal differential; 6) away goals scored
(F) Fall season champion.

Results[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 14 5 3 44 21  +23 47 9 2 0 28 5  +23 5 3 3 16 16  0

Last updated: 30 October 2016.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by round[edit]
Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
GroundHAHAAAHHHAHHAHHAAHAAHA
ResultWWWLDLWDWWWWDWDLWWDWWW
Position2111241332111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on October 23, 2016. Source: Fall season 2016 results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match reports[edit]

The Championship[edit]

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

The Cosmos competed in the 2016 edition of the Open Cup, entering in the Third Round of the tournament.

Match reports[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of Match played 13 November 2016

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season NASL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States Jimmy Maurer 31 0 9+0 0 18+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
2 DF United States Ryan Richter 8 0 0+0 0 5+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF Kenya David Ochieng 15 0 0+1 0 11+1 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
4 DF United States Carlos Mendes 32 0 10+0 0 17+0 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
6 DF Brazil Rovérsio 12 0 0+0 0 6+2 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
7 FW Bolivia Yasmani Duk 12 2 1+1 1 7+2 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
8 FW Italy Andrea Mancini 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
11 FW El Salvador Andrés Flores 27 4 4+5 0 10+5 4 2+0 0 1+0 0
12 GK United States Kyle Zobeck 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
13 MF Uruguay Sebastián Guenzatti 29 2 9+1 0 13+3 1 0+0 0 3+0 1
14 MF United States Danny Szetela 28 2 3+2 1 10+9 0 0+1 0 3+0 1
15 MF Spain Ruben Bover 29 5 3+2 1 17+2 3 2+0 0 3+0 1
16 MF Scotland Adam Moffat 26 8 1+2 2 14+5 6 2+0 0 0+2 0
17 DF Spain Ayoze 35 1 10+0 0 19+1 0 2+0 0 3+0 1
18 MF Venezuela Juan Arango 33 16 10+0 4 19+0 11 2+0 1 2+0 0
19 MF Venezuela Yohandry Orozco 25 8 6+1 2 10+3 4 2+0 1 2+1 1
21 FW Colombia David Diosa 25 3 0+3 0 11+9 3 0+1 0 1+0 0
23 DF United States Jimmy Ockford 21 0 8+2 0 4+4 0 0+1 0 0+2 0
24 GK United States Brian Holt 5 0 0+0 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 FW Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta 31 7 9+0 2 11+6 5 2+0 0 2+1 0
26 MF United States Eric Calvillo 3 1 0+0 0 1+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 MF United States Jimmy Mulligan 14 0 0+0 0 12+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 MF United States Alexis Velela 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
77 FW Zimbabwe Lucky Mkosana 28 4 0+7 0 12+6 4 0+0 0 1+2 0
Players who appeared for the New York Cosmos who are no longer at the club:
2 DF United States Hunter Freeman 23 0 9+0 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 3+0 0
5 MF Croatia Niko Kranjčar 7 1 6+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 MF Sierra Leone Michael Lahoud 7 0 7+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF United States Gabriel Farfan 4 1 3+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season NASL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
1 MF Venezuela 18 Juan Arango 4 11 1 0 16
2 MF Scotland 16 Adam Moffat 2 6 0 0 8
MF Venezuela 19 Yohandry Orozco 2 4 1 1 8
4 FW Costa Rica 25 Jairo Arrieta 2 5 0 0 7
5 MF Spain 15 Ruben Bover 1 3 0 1 5
6 MF El Salvador 11 Andrés Flores 0 4 0 0 4
FW Zimbabwe 77 Lucky Mkosana 0 4 0 0 4
8 FW Colombia 21 David Diosa 0 3 0 0 3
9 FW Bolivia 7 Yasmani Duk 1 1 0 0 2
MF Uruguay 13 Sebastián Guenzatti 0 1 0 1 2
MF United States 14 Danny Szetela 1 0 0 1 2
12 MF Croatia 5 Niko Kranjčar 1 0 0 0 1
DF Spain 17 Ayoze 0 0 0 1 1
MF United States 26 Eric Calvillo 0 1 0 0 1
MF United States 27 Gabriel Farfan 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 15 43 2 5 65

Own goal scorers[edit]

Position Team Nation Number Name NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season NASL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
DF Puerto Rico FC Brazil 2 Cristiano 0 1 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name NASL Spring Season NASL Fall Season NASL Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
1 United States GK Jimmy Maurer 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 United States DF Hunter Freeman 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
3 Kenya DF David Ochieng 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 United States DF Carlos Mendes 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
5 Croatia MF Niko Kranjčar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
6 Brazil DF Rovérsio 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 Bolivia FW Yasmani Duk 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
11 El Salvador MF Andrés Flores 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
13 Uruguay MF Sebastián Guenzatti 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
14 United States MF Danny Szetela 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
15 Spain MF Ruben Bover 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
16 Scotland MF Adam Moffat 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
17 Spain DF Ayoze 3 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 10 0
18 Venezuela MF Juan Arango 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
19 Venezuela MF Yohandry Orozco 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
21 Colombia FW David Diosa 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
23 United States DF Jimmy Ockford 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
24 United States GK Brian Holt 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 Costa Rica FW Jairo Arrieta 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
27 United States MF Gabriel Farfan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 United States MF Jimmy Mulligan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
77 Zimbabwe FW Lucky Mkosana 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 23 0 43 1 3 0 5 0 74 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
25 FW Costa Rica Jairo Arrieta United States D.C. United 14 January 2016 [4]
26 MF United States Eric Calvillo United States Southern California 15 January 2016 [5]
18 MF Venezuela Juan Arango Mexico Tijuana 28 January 2016 [6]
19 MF Venezuela Yohandry Orozco Saudi Arabia Ittihad FC 29 January 2016 [7]
3 DF Kenya David Ochieng Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun FC 16 February 2016 [8]
5 MF Croatia Niko Kranjčar England Queens Park Rangers Spring Season 18 March 2016 [9]
2 DF United States Ryan Richter United States Bethlehem Steel FC Fall Season 20 September 2016 [10]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
7 FW Spain Raúl Retired 16 November 2015
19 MF Spain Marcos Senna Retired 16 November 2015
23 FW United States Haji Wright Germany Schalke 04 Released 2 January 2016 [11]
20 MF United States Wálter Restrepo United States Philadelphia Union Transferred 12 January 2016 [12]
8 FW Argentina Gastón Cellerino Bolivia Bolívar 14 January 2016 [13]
3 DF United States Hunter Gorskie Poland Miedź Legnica Released 14 January 2016 [14]
22 MF Brazil Leo Fernandes United States Philadelphia Union Loan Return January 2016
5 DF Paraguay Samuel Cáceres Argentina Nueva Chicago Loan Return January 2016
18 FW United States Kharlton Belmar United States Portland Timbers 2 Loan Return January 2016
8 MF Sierra Leone Michael Lahoud United States Miami FC Loan Return 23 May 2016 [15]
5 MF Croatia Niko Kranjčar Scotland Rangers F.C. 23 June 2016 [16]
27 MF United States Gabriel Farfan United States Miami FC Loan Return 23 June 2016 [17]
2 DF United States Hunter Freeman United States Miami FC Free Transfer 31 August 2016 [18]

Loan In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned From Fee/Notes Date Source
8 MF Sierra Leone Michael Lahoud United States Philadelphia Union Yearlong 12 January 2016 [12]
7 MF Bolivia Yasmani Duk Bolivia Sport Boys Warnes Spring Season? 22 January 2016 [19]
27 MF United States Gabriel Farfan Mexico Chiapas Spring Season 26 February 2016 [20]
23 DF United States Jimmy Ockford United States Seattle Sounders FC Yearlong 1 March 2016 [21]
8 FW Italy Andrea Mancini United States D.C. United 3 September 2016 [22]

Loan Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned To Fee/Notes Date Source
? MF United States Jimmy Mulligan United States Swope Park Rangers Spring Season 4 March 2016 [23]

National Team Call-Ups[edit]

No. Pos. Player National Team Competition Date Source
11 FW Andrés Flores El Salvador El Salvador 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification 25 March 2016 [24]
7 FW Yasmani Duk Bolivia Bolivia Copa América Centenario 23 May 2016 [25]
7 FW Yasmani Duk Bolivia Bolivia 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification 1 September 2016 [26]
11 FW Andrés Flores El Salvador El Salvador 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification 2 September 2016
3 DF David Ochieng Kenya Kenya 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualification 2 September 2016
26 MF Eric Calvillo United States United States U20 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament 2 September 2016
3 DF David Ochieng Kenya Kenya Friendly 4 October 2016 [27]
7 FW Yasmani Duk Bolivia Bolivia 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification 6 October 2016
29 MF Alexis Velela United States United States U20 Training Camp 7 October 2016

References[edit]

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