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HELLO COSMOS COUNTRY!

Get to know Christian Arnold, the newest writer at Twice a Cosmo

Mike Stobe

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is HOV... OK, not really.

My name is Christian Arnold and I'm excited to be joining the staff at Twice A Cosmo for this upcoming season. If my name sounds familiar you may have seen my work covering the New York Islanders over the last four years or my coverage of the Cosmos last season for 1495 Sports last season.

Being just 21-years-old I never had the chance to see the first generation New York Cosmos, but of course I know and understand the history and impact they had on the game of soccer in the United States. And covering the second generation of the team was one a special experience to say the least.

From the home opener, where Shuart Stadium was packed and some of soccer's greatest stars graced the field for the Cosmos resurrection, to the countless games ending with a late game-winning goal in extra time it was always a thrill to watch this team.

With the Cosmos now the reigning Soccer Bowl champions the rest of the NASL will be gunning for them. The upcoming year will be a true test both on and off the field, and it will be exciting to see what happens.

And the addition a Cosmos site to SB Nation is a testament to the buzz that this team has created. I look forward to being part of this great site and provide the best coverage possible of the Cosmos