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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New York Cosmos Take Another Shot at Once-in-a-Lifetime

A few years ago, a friend invited me to see a documentary on the New York Cosmos. I must admit. I found the movie, Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos to be quite entertaining. It was a cinderella story of an American soccer club that appeared out of nowhere, did the unthinkable by signing the best player in the world and then crashed out of existence in a larger-than-life fashion.

Who would've thought that a club once valued at less than $10 (at its demise) would rise from the ashes to do the unthinkable yet again? It seems that Pele, a former player and the Greatest Player to ever touch a ball, has faith in the Cosmos most recent campaign. Add former USMNT player Cobi Jones and King Eric, as in the famed Manchester United Eric Cantona, to the mix overseeing the acquisition of talent, and one could say this club has a powerhouse recipe to turn the American sports fan into radical soccer fans in a throwback to its glory days of the late '70s.

We will keep you posted on this story as it continually develops. Do you think the New York Cosmos can revive themselves and do the unthinkable in 2011? Tell us your thoughts.

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