Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso certainly had a lot of say about the state of pro soccer in the United States. (Photo by Michael Lewis)

Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso spoke his mind and then some at his team’s media day at the 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Tuesday.

This is the full video of the press conference as Commisso took on the soccer environment at Yankee Stadium, the poor showing of the U.S. national team at the World Cup and promoted-relegation in pro soccer in the states.

Comissio’s most interesting comments can be found beginning around the final 20 minutes of the video.

Video courtesy of the Cosmos Facebook page

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at