NASL Ticker: Rayo OKC, Cooper, Miami FC, and more


One of the NASL’s newest clubs appears to be in disarray while several veteran strikers are working with teams throughout the league.

Rayo OKC head coach Alen Marcina resigned on Thursday, while the club’s operating management group, Sold Out Strategies has also left the organization. Rayo Vallecano has also announced that the club will be selling shares of the NASL club, which named Rayo Vallecano assistant technical director Gerard Nus as head coach. (REPORT)

Former MLS forward Kenny Cooper and Andrea Mancini have joined the New York Cosmos for a training stint. (REPORT)

Miami FC has further bolstered the club’s roster with the signing of striker Vincenzo Rennella, who previously played for Valladolid of Spain’s second division. (REPORT)

Al Lang Stadium will be one of several host venues the 2017 Florida Cup, which is set to include the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Wolfsburg and River Plate. The tournament, set for Jan. 7 – 21, 2017, has previously announced participants SC Corinthians, Bayer Leverkusen and Ecuador’s Barcelona SC. (REPORT)

The Rowdies have loaned forward Danny Mwanga to Ottawa Fury FC for the remainder of the NASL season. (REPORT)

What do you think of the latest NASL news? Concerned over Rayo OKC?

Share your thoughts below

  • Seth G

    As a soccer fan in OKC, worried about the future of Rayo OKC. Really hope that someone buys out Rayo Valencia because they and their President Presa are the root of the issues. According to the unofficial press(Scissortail Podcast) the spanish side came in demanding changes because their own side is struggling, and trying to make the Coach play the highest paid players first, whether they are performing well or not. I will remain a fan, but I’m severely disappointed in how the European Side is trying to Micromanage from another continent, and chased off our coach, while we are doing well no less, and the Front Office staff. Also heard the game day crew left. going to be rough for a bit.


  • JOHNrh

    As a supported of the NASL, I am concerned. Really believe it is necessary for the USSF to work on bringing the NASL and USL closer together, so that the leagues under the MLS prosper..


    • don Lamb

      This is basically what NASL asked for: an extremely volatile market place where nothing can be certain from one year to the next, maybe even one week to the next…


  • Helium-3

    Who didn’t see this coming? Two minor league clubs surviving in OKC, let alone a place like NYC (FC NY — ha ha what happened to their ambition and Cosmos).


  • JOHNrh

    I agree two teams in OKC made no sense. The NASL should have realized this from the debacle that the USL experienced when they set up VSI Tampa Bay to compete with the Rowdies. However, it is best to place teams in cities with no major league baseball.


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