36 responses

  1. David M
    August 23, 2013

    I’m wondering why one NASL team gets more press here than probably all others combined, and more than even some MLS teams?

    • suppetman
      August 23, 2013

      If you dont like it go troll at bigsoccer.com

    • Matt C
      August 23, 2013

      David, i have the same question. This whole suck up to the Cosmos is nausiating.

      PS. i suspect the reason for the add’l cvg of this team is b/c Ives is based (or used to be) in the NY/NJ area. So, maybe there’s a little bit of homering going on, which i doubt. It’s probably just be/c the Cosmos are in their backyard and it’s easy to get content quickly. Finally, i guess any news about the NASL is better than no news.

      Still, can’t stand the Cosmos.

      • Matt C
        August 23, 2013

        oye. “nauseating”

    • Travis
      August 23, 2013

      Ives is naturally going to determine content by the comment section, Cosmos articles get a ton of action on them so naturally he will put out more of them.

      • TomG
        August 23, 2013

        And they have the biggest name recognition(of ANY US team), and they have the highest profile, and they have the most money, and they have the highest profile players, and they are the most controversial, and they have the most compelling story, and they play in the biggest market, and they are the newest team… I could go on and on, but come on, guys. Are you really telling me that none of these things occur to you before you write or are you just complaining for the sake of complaining? You can’t possibly be that clueless, can you? The Cosmos are the biggest story in the NASL, duh.

      • TomG
        August 23, 2013

        I’m sorry for the sarcasm. We keep getting the same complaint over and over and the answer to me is so obvious. I got annoyed and flipped out.. Apologies.

      • Travis
        August 23, 2013

        Not sure if this is sarcastic or not or what but I have spoken out multiple times against the massive Cosmos love, since the fans can be simply insufferable. I understand why Ives puts out content about them though.

      • Cosmosfan
        August 23, 2013

        Answer is simple..Cosmos = hits. People love them or hate them..and as much as you hatethe constant coverage it drives more readers than the rest of NASL combined. Hell COmsos stories on here regularly get more hits than most MLS stories. Thats just life man…deal.

      • McQ
        August 23, 2013

        +1

    • Josh D
      August 23, 2013

      It’s built on demand. This blog is a business, and after a brief stint with FSC, I think this is Ives’ only full-time gig (based on observation, obviously not fact).

      While the Cosmos were a big hit when they first started, I think most people are calming down about the team. After all the hype, they’ve just become another team that wins some and loses some. Senna was a great buy, but he’s not highlight material at the moment, and all their veterans, has-beens, and foreigners aren’t lighting the league on fire.

      I would like to see more coverage of other teams, but until other writers step up to write those articles, we won’t see them. Not Ives’ fault.

      • NYCSPORTSPUNK
        August 23, 2013

        100%

    • JoeCool
      August 23, 2013

      clicks and comments.

      Cosmos stories generate MLS-level interest.
      Ives gives the people want they want even if it’s not what you (or I) want.

    • RK
      August 23, 2013

      Ives is from Jersey…this blog used to have a NY/NJ angle to it.

  2. NYCSPORTSPUNK
    August 23, 2013

    No mention of the Cosmos Stadium announcement being Imminent.

    link to nysenate.gov

    • Josh D
      August 23, 2013

      Great find! Impressed with their FO to move along this fast. Wish our (DC) FO was that quick…

      • NYCSPORTSPUNK
        August 23, 2013

        Well if the soccer media in this country spent more time on Local soccer,Youth soccer and the Leagues we currently have instead of writing about everything across all ponds we as readers might be more educated as to what is going on in our own backyard.

        Example : Biggest American soccer story in the past month is Dempsey coming home so Grant(For selfish Reasons)Wahl and his editor at SI put Mario Balotelli on the cover. Traggic and the problem with journalists in the U.S. , they all want the big gig that allows them to be on Bein Sport, Fox Soccer,ESPN FC instead of concentrating on the American Game. @ many hands in the Cookie Jar.

      • Clyde Frog
        August 23, 2013

        You know what happens if Wahl walks in the office of the SI bosses and tells them to make Dempsey to Sounders the SI cover story? He gets laughed out of the office. SI decided months ago that Baloteli was the kind of larger than life personality/celebrity that they would love to do an in depth feature on, possibly even cover story. Wahl himself has zero influence on SI covers, apart from the World Cup preview issue.

        And I don’t know where you get your news but the coverage of
        Dempsey’s return has been massive.

      • US soccer police is watching me
        August 23, 2013

        Wahl gets laughed at anyway, have you seen him on foxs soccer lol !

        I don’t know where you get you idea that i don’t know that Dempseys return didn’t get covered, i am talking about a little love from SI for U.S. soccer instead of a story about a selfish,crybaby from Italy.

        Another policeman for the site i see, cool got 2 names now, wondering how many more there are. LOL

    • Brian
      August 23, 2013

      Probably because it is not imminent.

      • NYCSPORTSPUNK
        August 23, 2013

        please do tell ? Far as i know there is 1 person opposing it that matters in terms of votes. What do you have ?

      • Brian
        August 23, 2013

        Has the vote gone through? Then it isn’t imminent.

      • NYCSPORTSPUNK
        August 23, 2013

        I just told you 1 person is opposing it ! Let’s call it inside info.

      • Brian
        August 23, 2013

        You are asking Ives to report on a fluff piece and “insider info.” When the vote passes I’m sure SBI will be on top of it.

      • NYCSPORTSPUNK
        August 23, 2013

        OK Fan boy of the site, maybe i am asking for a little research, apparently it say’s a spokesperson for the Cosmos was talked to. So the question must have been raised, but yet there is not mention of it. I guess news travels slower in some parts. That info is 2 days old and is out there, but i guess backing up the site is more important in your mind.

  3. alocksley
    August 23, 2013

    Ives, keep on reporting on the Cosmos. It’s great to keep an eye on them and see what develops from the big ambitions they have. It’s all good for American soccer.

  4. Brian
    August 23, 2013

    Complaints about the Cosmos coverage cracks me up. Ives has stated that he wants to increase coverage of NASL. Of the NASL teams, Cosmos is the highest profile club and probably the only one that consistently drives clicks and page views for his readers across the country (and internationally) so it is the most obvious place to start. Give it time.

    • alocksley
      August 23, 2013

      Let’s not forget that this is a team that has a television contract of it’s own, and may soon have a soccer specific stadium.

      • RB
        August 23, 2013

        And you left out jersey sponsor, something even a few MLS sides cannot say. (Though how much that may be due to the league’s sizable cut of those may be a good question.)

  5. McQ
    August 23, 2013

    Based on the feedback to date, they are well on their way to achieving their goal of becoming the Manchester United (Dallas Cowboys. :). ) of North Americaa while the others are simply the pickup trucks and Kalises of the game. Keep it coming Ives

    NEW YORK IS GREEN AND WHITE

  6. Rey Pygsterio
    August 23, 2013

    The Cosmos are the most important club team in the history of the United States. They would probably be listed in the top-five most important things to happen to soccer here. That is why the team’s return and future continues to be a story. And I am not a Cosmos fan.

  7. AndyP
    August 23, 2013

    Yes – Szetela Starts! Not sure he makes the full 90 though

  8. Supa
    August 23, 2013

    On the NASL link, here on Ives blog, is the preview of week 4. As of this posting there is one comment, and it’s not from any of the “report on other NASL teams crowd”. There are 20+ comments on the Cosmos link. That’s why Cosmos are featured.

  9. Jose from the Bay
    August 23, 2013

    Cosmos? Cosmos who?

  10. Chupacabra
    August 24, 2013

    Lesson learned: this is not your father’s Cosmos.

  11. Ty
    August 24, 2013

    They should have Bruce Springsteen perform “Glory Days” every single game at half.

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