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Official: Timbers Hire Giovanni Savarese

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It's official: Giovanni Savarese will be the ninth coach in Portland Timbers history.

Savarese comes to Portland by way of NASL's New York Cosmos, with whom he amassed a 65-26-44 record, winning three NASL titles along the way.

Savarese's hiring comes as no surprise as ESPN's Taylor Twellman reported last week that the Timbers were poised to hire the Cosmos manager.

San Francisco Deltas fold just days after winning NASL crown

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Just a few days after lifting the NASL trophy, the San Francisco Deltas have officially folded.

According to the Mercury News, the Deltas concluded operations on Wednesday after toppling the New York Cosmos, 2-0, in Sunday's NASL finale.

"It's hard to believe how far we've come in less than three years," Deltas founder Ricardo Geromel told the Mercury News.

Highlights: San Francisco Deltas 2, New York Cosmos 0

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Deltas beat Cosmos to lift NASL title

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The San Francisco Deltas face a grim future, but whatever happens to the club, the Deltas will be remembered for being crowned champions of the NASL in their first season.

Goals from Thomas Heinemann and Devon Sandoval lifted the Deltas to a 2-0 win against the defending NASL champion New York Cosmos in the league final, played in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,691 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco on Sunday.

NASL Semifinal Rewind: Cosmos edge Miami FC, Deltas down North Carolina FC

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Four teams came into the NASL playoffs on Sunday night, knowing victories in their respective semifinal matches would book them a spot in the Championship Final next weekend.

In one matchup, the New York Cosmos faced the No. 1 seed, Miami FC, looking to book their third consecutive appearance in the final.

NASL Week 17: Look Ahead

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The Spring Season is coming to an end. This weekend is the last of Spring Season play, and although Miami FC clinched the season title last time out, there is still a lot to play for with playoff spots on the line.

On Wednesday, the Jacksonville Armada came back to secure a draw against Puerto Rico FC, thanks to a 90+ minute goal by forward Derek Gebhard.

NASL Week 16: Look Ahead 

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It was an odd week for the NASL as two matches were played on Tuesday.

Miami FC finally lost, after over two months of play in all competitions, to North Carolina FC on Tuesday. The lone goal of the game came in the 65th minute off of a nice combination between Jose Carranza and Billy Schuler.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Week 13

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On Saturday, Miami FC kept their winning streak alive with a home win over the New York Cosmos, the Indy Eleven captured their second straight win on the road against North Carolina FC, and the San Francisco Deltas stayed unbeaten on the road with a win against FC Edmonton.

Only three games were played in Week 13, as due to weather issues, Jacksonville Armada FCwill play at home against PuertoRico FC on Monday night.

NASL Week 12 Rewind: Miami wins again, Indy finds their first victory, and more

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Week 12 held a lot of significance for many teams in the NASL, as thirteen goals were scored throughout four matches, causing shifts in second, third, and fourth place in the league table. The league also saw a shift in the league's leading goal scorer and assist tallies.

On Friday, the Cosmos completed a comeback home victory over Puerto Rico FC, catapulting the side to fourth in the league table.

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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This was a busy week for NASL, as three NASL teams featured in U.S. Open Cup play last Wednesday.

Miami continued their superb run of form by beating MLS opponent Orlando City, 3-1, away from home. Miami's home and away form has been excellent unbeaten in eleven matches and the team morale seems to be increasingly confident and excited.

NASL Week 11 Rewind: Miami win again, Jacksonville back on track and more

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Week 11 saw fourteen goals scored over four weekend fixtures, as teams kept pace in the title race.

Miami FC registered asixth win in seven matches with a victory over FC Edmonton, the Jacksonville Armada completed a 4-1 rout over Indy Eleven, the San Francisco Deltas stayed undefeated on the road with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico FC, and North Carolina FC fought against the New York Cosmos to a 2-2 draw.

NASL Week 10 Rewind: Miami keep rolling, Puerto Rico find a win, and more

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Week 10 felt decisive, as a number of NASL teams made a point with their results this weekend. While the table is still in contest right now, it may not be for much longer.

Miami continued to make their case for the best team in division two with a shutout victory over the Jacksonville Armada, Puerto Rico FC found their first win of the season in convincing fashion, Indy Eleven continued their bizarre streak of draws this year, and the New York Cosmos stole three points on the road.

NASL Week 9: A Look Ahead

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It's been a busy week in the NASL as a clubparted ways with their coach, a new club announced their president and yet another club traveled over 6,000 miles to play in a friendly in Saudi Arabia.

Puerto Rico FC announced last Friday that it parted ways with coach Adrian Whitbread as well as their Technical Director Neil Sillett.

NASL Week 7: A Look Ahead

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Another week, another full slate of NASL action as the teams atop the table look to create some sort of separation.

The Jacksonville Armada remain atop the NASL table as the head into a big-time clash with the New York Cosmos. Their lead is just one point, with the Cosmos, North Carolina FC and Miami FC lurking just behind.

NASL: San Francisco Deltas Goalkeeper Romuald Peiser Proposes To Girlfriend On Pitch Before Kick-Off (Video)

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San Francisco Deltas goalkeeper Romuald Peiser took an unnecessary risk of a very different kind when he proposed to his girlfriend on the pitch before Sunday's NASL fixture against New York Cosmos.

The 37-year-old Frenchman escorted his partner, Taylor, to the centre-circle and proceeded to get down on one knee.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Miami silences Cosmos, Indy, Puerto Rico play to thrilling draw

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Week 2 in the NASL delivered 10 goals in three matches, with one contest in particular establishing itself as a contender for game of the season.

Asalivating clash between Miami FC and the New York Cosmos highlighted the weekend's action on paper. In the end, it wasn't even close as Miami brushed aside the Cosmos with a 3-0 victory.

NASL Look Ahead: Week 1

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The NASL can finally exhale after a tumultuous offseason with the first setof matches finally arriving over the weekend.

There were points during the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 where the future of the NASL was very much up in the air. With several teams departing, several more on the brink of collapse, and only one set to join, this NASL season was far from a sure thing.

New York Cosmos 2017 Inaria Home and Away Kits

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North American Soccer League champions for the last two years, the New York Cosmos have signed a kit deal with Inaria after one season with Under Armour. The Brooklyn soccer club that boasts former Italy and Juventus striker Amauri on their roster unveiled their 2017 home and away kits as part of the technical sponsorship [.

NASL releases 2017 schedule

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After all sorts of turmoil and rumors of collapse during the offseason, the eight-team NASL released its 2017 schedule on Monday.

The split-season schedule will begin on March 25, with the New York Cosmos set to visit Puerto Rico FC and North Carolina FC hosting Miami FC at WakeMed Soccer Park.

NASL set to begin season on March 25

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After an offseason full of turmoil, the NASL is ready to focus on the on-field action that will take place during the 2017 season. The league announced the format for the new campaign on Friday, with the season kicking off on March 25.

Both the Spring and Fall seasons will consists of 16 matches for each of the eight NASL sides, with eight of them at home and eight on the road.

Report: Cosmos cease operations as owners negotiate sale

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The New York Cosmos recent struggles took another, potentially fatal, turn this weekend.

The Cosmos have reportedly ceased operations and released their players and staff, according to Big Apple Soccer. The team could be saved, however, as the Cosmos ownership have entered negotiations with a New York group for the purchase of the team, along with several million dollars in debt.

Report: Cosmos cutting spending on players, front office as financial issues mount

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The NASL's future has long been in doubt, and it appears that the league's top club is having financial issues.

According to a report from Empire of Soccer, the New York Cosmos are set to make cuts both on the field and in the front office following yet another season of dwindling attendance.

Cosmos top Indy Eleven in penalty kicks to earn second-straight NASL crown

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Belson Stadium might not have felt like home for the New York Cosmos at the beginning of Sunday night's match, but by the end of the 2016 NASL ChampionshipFinal the Cosmos had brought the winning feeling to their temporary home.

The Cosmos outlasted the Indy Eleven in a penalty shootout on Sunday night to claima second-straightNASL Championship.

NASL: New York Cosmos Midfielder Danny Szetela Proposes To Girlfriend With An Assist From The Crowd (Photos)

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While he may have only played a bit part in New York Cosmos' 4-0 trouncing of FC Miami over the weekend, midfielder Danny Szetela still emerged from the game with the most impressive stat of all: a 100% proposal conversion rate.

Indeed, immediately after the final whistle, Szetela took his girlfriend out onto the pitch and, with an assist from his cronies in the terraces, got down on one knee and popped the question.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Cosmos clinch Fall Season as playoff race tightens

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Whilethe New York Cosmos were able to rack up another regular season trophy this weekend, the race for the fourth and final playoff spot raged on.

Both Minnesota United and Rayo OKC came back from 1-0 down to win, 3-1, and stay even on points for the fourth playoff spot.

Meanwhile both Miami FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies failed to make up any ground while, surprisingly, the Ft.

Oguchi Onyewu trains as guest of New York Cosmos

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Oguchi Onyewu remains without a club, but it remains unlikely that the former U.S. Men's National Team defender will be signing with the New York Cosmos following a recent training stint.

The 34-year-old defender recently trained with the Cosmos. However, a club spokesman told SBIthat Onyewu is being viewed as "just a guest", while adding that it is unlikely the team makes any more signings this season.

NASL Look Ahead: Miami takes on Rowdies, Cosmos face Strikers and more

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With most clubs only having six matches left in the Fall Season, the push for the playoffs is truly gainingits steam this weekend in the NASL.

Almost every single match this weekend has some type of playoff hunt ramification, as five clubs are currently separated by only four points from fourth place in the Combined Standings andthat glorious last spot in the postseason.

NASL Midweek Rewind: Cosmos topple RailHawks, Miami gets crucial win and more

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As the NASL playoff race began to heat up, so have some of the matches. In a midweek treat of four Wednesday night matches, Miami FC and the New York Cosmos got crucial victories, as the former remains the league leaders in both the Fall and Combined standings.

NASL Rewind: Indy cruises past Cosmos, Rowdies top Strikers, and more

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A busy but short NASL weekend was headlined by Indy Elevanreinserting itself in the playoff race with a huge victoryat home against the New York Cosmos.

Elsewhere, both South Florida sides endureddifficult results while the Ottawa Fury snatched a victory against Minnesota United late in the match for a second week in a row.

NASL Fall Week 13: A Look Ahead

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After a week of rumors concerning the future of clubs and the league itself, the NASL returns for a full weekend slate of heated matches.

While none of the top four in the Fall Season Standings are in danger of losing their spots this weekend, Minnesota United can reduce the gap fourthplace in the Fall Standingsbetween them and Indy Eleven to one point.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies tie, Fury FC shocks Minnesota and more

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With just over a month of the Fall Season left in the NASL, each match is key in the push for the playoffs.

With the top two teams facing head to head on Saturday night, it was expected it would be the match not to miss this weekend. Instead it was the two bottom dwellers, Puerto Rico FC and the Jacksonville Armada, that left hearts racing down on the island.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run

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North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.

The New York Cosmos recorded a win over Minnesota United this weekend for a more comfortable lead in the standings.

Major League Soccer

News roundup: Hack wants back in MLS, Ayuk’s Sweden loan ends, Nagbe to Atlanta, King Pep

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Savarese to be next Timbers Coach?

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ESPN is reporting Giovanni Savarese will be the Portland Timbers' next head coach, succeeding Caleb Porter who unexpectedly left the club in November.

His managerial experience is exclusively with the New York Cosmos where he won the NASL title three times in his tenure (2013-2017) including an undefeated season in 2015.

USSF

Rocco Commisso speaks out about Steve Malik and USSF

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Rocco Commisso on buying the Cosmos, NASL’s sanctioning and North Carolina FC’s Steve Malik

New York Cosmos Owner and Chairman Rocco Commisso recently spoke exclusively to World Soccer Talk about the state of the North American Soccer League (NASL) that his club plays in, which has been sanctioned as a second division by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) since 2011.

Rocco Commisso speaks out about Steve Malik and USSF

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Rocco Commisso on buying the Cosmos, NASL’s sanctioning and North Carolina FC’s Steve Malik

New York Cosmos Owner and Chairman Rocco Commisso recently spoke exclusively to World Soccer Talk about the state of the North American Soccer League (NASL) that his club plays in, which has been sanctioned as a second division by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) since 2011.

Darrius Barnes

Former Revolution defender Darrius Barnes signs with iconic NASL side

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The fan favorite will compete in the second tier of American soccer this season.

From 2009-2016, Darrius Barnes made 129 appearances for the New England Revolution. His grit and versatility made him a fan favorite in Foxboro. But in 2017, for the first time in his professional career, Barnes will suit up for a new club—the New York Cosmos.

Longtime Rev Barnes Joins Cosmos

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Longtime Revolution defender Darrius Barnes will have a new home in 2017 after he joined the New York Cosmos (NASL) on Friday.

Barnes, 30, spent a total of eight seasonsin New England (2009-2016), and played 129 matches during the course of his Revolution career.

The Rest

Reading United AC best the New York Cosmos in Open Cup play

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The Open Cup magic flows through Reading

The US Open Cup has a bit of a reputation for being the tournament where anything can happen, usually resulting in some upsets that no one would see coming. Last night's fixture between the PDL's Reading United and NASL's New York Cosmos helped uphold that reputation.

Some Soccer News for Sep 8, 2016

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It's Day 252 of 2016.


BOMBSHELL: Landon Donovan is about to return to the LA Galaxy for the remainder of this season! Holy Moly!
  • This is the Tweet that started it all off earlier today:
Hearing from multiple sources that @landondonovan is close to coming out of retirement to rejoin @lagalaxy for remainder of season — Blake Thomsen (@blakecthomsen) September 8, 2016

  • Great signing with Gyasi Zardes out of action due to a broken foot.