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December 13, 2011

BYRNE NOTICE
Cosmos vice chairman leaves organization

 


The shake-up of the New York Cosmos continued on Tuesday as the organization announced that vice chairman Terry Byrne has left “to pursue other business ventures.”

Since buying out the shares of its previous owner, former CEO and chairman Paul Kemsley, Sela Sport has cleaned house. It recently fired the director of operations, Joe Fraga.

Theresa Tran, the Cosmos communications director, also has left the organization. She will be replaced by Sofia Sanchez.

In an email, Tran said that she planned to kick off the new year “with freelance/consulting projects while exploring various career opportunities.”
It was not known what other changes the organization has made.

The Cosmos are trying to become the 20th Major League Soccer expansion franchise and second team in the metropolitan area.

Under the previous ownership, the Cosmos fell behind in their payments to Blau-Weis Gottschee, a club in Maspeth, Queens. The Cosmos Academy East uses the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League club as its U.S. Soccer Development Academy team and has Gottschee’s other traveling teams under its umbrella.

The Cosmos plan to have an Under-23 team compete in the Premier Development League this summer.
 
 
 
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