On August 30th, 2010, Pelé - former Cosmos star - announced the New York Cosmos are making a return. The newly-reformed New York Cosmos soccer club, made famous in the 1970s as much for their star-studded fans off the pitch as the players on the pitch, most notably Franz Beckenbauer and Pelé - will be hitting the pitch soon ... and
we are so happy about it that we procured the
Official Umbro NY Cosmos Soccer Jersey!
As part of the club’s rebirth, Umbro has applied its celebrated football-tailoring ethos to a new on-field performance and off-field lifestyle line for The New York Cosmos club. The white home shirt, with the unique green and yellow collar, is inspired by the one worn by its star players in 1977, but with the performance benefits of a modern football shirt.
The New York Cosmos is committed to helping improve the future
of football with significant investment in grassroots and youth football, and providing elite coaching philosophies and training opportunities. The New York Cosmos has already launched two elite youth academies, Cosmos Academy
East (in New York) and Cosmos Academy West (in Los Angeles) with former Major League
Soccer stars Giovanni Savarese and Teddy Chronopoulos appointed as Academy Directors,
respectively. Both academies participate in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Furthermore, The New York Cosmos has acquired the Copa NYC tournament, and beyond
running it every year in New York, they will be looking to expand it both domestically and internationally in order to engage more local communities to participate in the ‘global game’ at a grassroots level.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Posted by Armando at 1:01 PM