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The North American Soccer League was joined in 2010 by a reincarnated New York Cosmos franchise, in a nod to the legendary soccer team of the same name. The Cosmos play today at the Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York, a nearly twelve thousand capacity stadium. The franchise is owned by the New York Cosmos LLC with Seamus O'Brien as the chairman. Giovanni Savarese is the head coach of the team with the legendary footballer Pele as its honorary president. In 2013, the franchise was the Soccer Bowl Champion in the North American Soccer League. Catch the franchise at its next game with New York Cosmos tickets in hand.
The New York Cosmos is a member of the NASL, the second division of soccer in the US and Canada, following Major League Soccer. It is considered as the rebirth of the original Cosmos, who played in New York City from 1970 to 1985.Two other iconic soccer players, Carlos Alberto and Shep Messing, are the franchise's international ambassadors. The original Cosmos played in the NASL until the league was stopped in 1984. It then went on to play a season in the Major Indoor Soccer League and was dissolved within a year. Peppe Pinton, the team's managing director at the time, carried on the team's name and continued running youth camps.
When Major League Soccer arose during the late nineties, a number of groups approached Peppe Pinton for the use of the Cosmos name. This included the then New York MetroStars, who went on to become the New York Red Bulls. Pinton was, however, reluctant to let the Cosmos name be used for an MLS team, thinking that the franchise's heritage would not be respected. He did change his mind, however, after seeing MLS franchises with NASL names respect that heritage. He sold rights to the name to Paul Kemsley, Tottenham Hotspur's former vice-chairman in the English Premier League. He led a group that would form a Cosmos franchise in the MLS.
Kemsley's group also included former Liverpool CEO, Rick Parry; Eric Cantona, former Manchester United soccer player and Cobi Jones, a former US team player. The newly formed franchise played its first game in 2011, against Manchester United. It was dubbed a testimonial match to the iconic Paul Scholes in Old Trafford in the UK, at ManU's stadium. In 2012, the franchise postponed plans to join the MLS and instead became a NASL franchise. Management, however, insisted that the franchise still had as its ultimate goal to play in Major League Soccer.
The team's number 9 and number 10 have been retired in honor of Pele and Giorgio Chinaglia, who played for the original New York Cosmos during the seventies and eighties. The franchise has won a NASL Soccer Bowl Championship and a NASL Split Season Championship; a must see live on the field with New York Cosmos tickets in hand.