Cosmos "B" Set To Play In U.S. Open Cup
After a successful appeal to US Soccer and the Open Cup Committee, New York Cosmos B will be participating in the 2018 tournament.
The Cosmos will be registered as a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team and will start in a play-in round on May 5 or 6. The opponent, start time and host venue will be determined next week.
â€śThis is a victory for our fans,â€ť said New York Cosmos Chairman, Rocco Commisso. â€śI said that I would continue to fight for the Cosmos and for independent soccer. This is a win off the field and now we have a chance to win on it.â€ť
It is expected that the NPSL affiliates of the three U.S. based NASL teams, Jacksonville, Miami and New York, will be paired against either another NPSL team or a Premier Development League (PDL) team for the play-in games.
The championship for the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup will be played on September 26, 2018.