I just wanted to take some time to wish all of our readers a happy Thanksgiving. This year has been one of ups and downs for the Cosmos, and it’s crazy to think how far we have come in the last 365 days. The Cosmos have found a new home in Brooklyn, a new owner in Rocco Commisso, and another opportunity to play for the NASL Championship.
Unfortunately, this season did not end with a Cosmos threepeat but I think Cosmos fans have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for Rocco Commisso’s ownership and support of the Cosmos, even going so far as to cover the club’s salaries until the end of the year after last year’s turmoil. I’m thankful for the club’s front office and everyone that makes matchday in Brooklyn possible. I’m thankful for Gio Savarese managing this team another season and bringing the Cosmos to another Championship. I’m thankful for every player that has put on the Cosmos uniform and played their heart out for the team, especially Carlos Mendes who has led the team with grace as captain until his retirement this year. I’m also thankful for Jimmy Maurer’s shootout performances, Ledesma’s hat trick to bring us into the playoffs, and Eric Calvillo’s breakout season.
I’m very thankful that the Cosmos got to play another season, giving me a reason to write and a distraction from a year that has been draining both from a personal and professional standpoint. I don’t really go into my personal life much here, but over the last season I’ve found myself working in Ohio for the summer (yes I caught an FC Cincinnati game while I was there and it was lit.), mourning the loss of my grandmother, and trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to do with my life after I graduate Fairfield University next May. It’s been a crazy period of my life and watching the Cosmos has helped me get through it.
I’m thankful for the rest of the talented contributors at Twice A Cosmo including Ben Bryden, Gianluca Lia, Jack Mcgee, and Nick Mcadam as well as John from First Team Podcast. Their hard work throughout the season has made the load easier on me and helped make Twice A Cosmo better with every article.
Finally, I’m thankful for you, our loyal readers. I appreciate that you take lives out of your busy lives to read our content. Without you all Twice A Cosmo is nothing. Who knows what will come this offseason but before we look ahead, let’s take a day to look back and, of course, eat some turkey.