The Cosmos have opened registration for youth players who want to try out for the their U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams.

Soccer players born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 can register for the chance to be invited to an Academy tryout.

Prospective players must register with details about their playing experience. The Cosmos will select players from the submitted applications to participate in an invitation-only tryout that will will be held in June.

Players interested in trying out for the Cosmos Academy can register here and will be notified about tryout dates shortly.

The Cosmos Academy aims to advance players’ skills and exposing them to a professional training environment and more competitive games.

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