There’s no doubt this offseason has been anxious for Cosmos fans. Now a few weeks removed from the team’s 2016 NASL championship, there has been nothing but silence about the future of the club. The Cosmos supporter group the Five Points are fed up. Earlier this morning they released the following press statement:
“Over the course of the 2016 season the Cross Island Crew, La Banda Del Cosmos and the Borough Boys (Collectively known as the Five Points), have continued to give their unwavering support to their soccer club, the New York Cosmos. There has been much speculation with respect to several future aspects of the club some of which include, a new temporary stadium for the 2017 season to replace Hofstra University, season ticket sales for 2017, the fate of head coach Giovanni Savarese who has been rumored to be taking another position and the site of a permanent stadium for the club. Throughout all of the speculation in 2016, the Five Points have never once asked publicly for an answer as we understood the significance of the club’s focus needing to remain on the coaches and players on the pitch and the goals that they were striving to achieve throughout the season. Thankfully, the New York Cosmos have battled to a well-deserved 2016 NASL Championship, one that the 5 Points are very proud of. However, the answers to many questions still remain. On the heels of our club repeating as league champions, The Five Points is asking that New York Cosmos front office senior executives, come forward with some answers to all of the questions surrounding the club’s future. Our support will always be with the club however your ardent supporters are also worthy of some answers after standing by the players and coaches side all season. We look forward to sitting down with club officials in the near future.”
As of writing, the club has not responded to the Five Points.