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Fiorentina

/ 488 days ago

NY Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso profiled on 60 Minutes

Rocco Commisso, owner of both the New York Cosmos and Serie A side Fiorentina, had an entire segment on CBS's 60 Minutes this week. The Italian immigrant to the United States purchased both clubs after amassing a net worth over $8 billion. Commisso, as detailed in the profile, is one of the most famous American […]

Leagues: NASL

/ 569 days ago

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]

Brazil

/ 569 days ago

RIP PELÉ, 1940-2022

Pelé, one of the most recognizable athletes in history, died on Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is a legend of more than just soccer. He was 82. For some time, Pelé's health deteriorated. Most recently, he had issues regarding colon cancer. He spent Christmas in a hospital in Brazil surrounded by his loved ones. […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 3542 days ago

Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older than Wilford Brimley’s Cocoon crew. The Mets have been selling hope longer than President Obama and haven’t won […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 3543 days ago

10 Reasons Why Steven Gerrard Should Join The New York Cosmos

On Long Island, far from Manhattan’s bright lights, the new New York Cosmos may be gathering a glittering constellation of fading stars. Last week Real Madrid legend Raúl announced that he’s joining the club that already boasts his former Spain squadmate Marcos Senna. Now come reports that Steven Gerrard is considering crossing the Atlantic to play for the 2013 NASL […]
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Leagues: NASL

/ 3559 days ago

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey’s Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jagger and Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match champagne and the most famous soccer club in American history folded. Could signing an international […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4532 days ago

The MLS Expansion Wheel Points to... Orlando?

Ah the never ending fun of MLS expansion talk.  Because no league can have an odd number of teams, speculation over who will be the 20th MLS team is always a source of debate and discussion for U.S. soccer fans.  Everyone assumes that the New York Cosmos will be the newest MLS franchise and, if […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4778 days ago

In Memoriam: US Soccer Pioneer John Kerr Sr.

U.S. soccer pioneer and long-time coach John Kerr Sr. pass away yesterday at his home in North Carolina.  For newer soccer fans this name may mean nothing but for long-time American soccer fans, Kerr was a pioneer who was a mainstay in the American soccer landscape up through the early days of MLS. Kerr was […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4912 days ago

Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011

It was an admittedly slow week in American soccer as the American sports scene shifted to Dallas and the American football Super Bowl.  Within the soccer world some amazing results and goals from the English Premier League overshadowed almost all the other soccer news.  But nevertheless there were some noteworthy happenings in MLS this past […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4939 days ago

Who Will Be the 20th MLS Club?

As MLS prepares to begin its first season with 18 clubs, the recent talk on the Internet has focused on its possible 20th team.  Recent talk on this site has centered on Don Garber traveling to Miami to meet with Miami soccer fans; if you have not read The Gaffer's article on the meeting then […]

General

/ 5279 days ago

Once In A Lifetime Film Review

Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto, Giorgio Chinaglia – The New York Cosmos. The mission: conquer America. Once In A Lifetime (2006) is the documentary film about the rise and fall of the North American Soccer League (NASL) told from the mouths and memories and seen through the eyes of players and staff from the New York Cosmos. […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 5339 days ago

Tampa Bay Rowdies v New York Cosmos, 1976: Video

With all of the recent discussion about the NASL being reformed in the United States, I thought I'd share a very interesting video with you which is the first ten minutes of the 1976 NASL game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and New York Cosmos. The above video is interesting for several different reasons, some of […]