COSMOS COPA TOURNAMENT DRAW
June 24th, 2011 - On Thursday, June 23rd the official 2011 Cosmos Copa Tournament Draw took place at the U.N.’s Foreign Press Center, in which local and international reporters got to interact with New York City’s soccer elite. Sixteen (16) “community-based All-Star teams” have qualified for the tournament, which kicks off on July 9th, and team officials came out to represent their local communities as well as their country of origin.
Joe Fraga, Executive Director of The New York Cosmos, made welcome remarks to everyone in attendance and spoke about the importance of community and cultural pride as it connects to the unifying ability of soccer. He then handed the proceedings over to the illustrious presenter, ESPN legend Tommy Smyth – who fully inspired the crowd and articulated the massive rise of talent and passion he has seen grow for Cosmos Copa in just three short years.
The tournament draw then took place as groups were revealed with lots of anticipation and excitement in the room. The draw results below show it won’t be an easy road to this year’s Cosmos Cup!
NYC Trinidad & Tobago
NYC El Salvador
NYC Ivory Coast
FULL GROUP STAGE SCHEDULE: