Today's New York Cosmos Talking Points
The New York Cosmos are an American professional soccer club based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that play in the North American Soccer League, the second division of North American soccer, since 2013. The present formation of the team and organization, established since August 2010, is a rebirth of the original New York Cosmos (1970–1985) that played in the previous North American Soccer League (1968–1984), the former first division of North American soccer. The Cosmos play at MCU Park just off the Coney Island boardwalk.
The Cosmos' ownership group is headed by chairman Rocco B. Commisso. Key executives include Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover, Vice Chairman Jeremy Wilkins and the team head coach Giovanni Savarese. A number of former stars are still involved with the team: Pelé as honorary president, with Shep Messing as international ambassador.
The team won the Soccer Bowl in 2013, 2015 and 2016.Close