New York Cosmos have announced an agreement with Emirates Airline.
The reformed club is preparing for their first season in the North American Soccer League and honorary president Pele was delighted to announce that they had teed up a partnership with such an organisation.
"This is a big day for the future of the New York Cosmos," Pele said. "It's wonderful to be part of such a pre-eminent soccer family."
Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President of Revenue Optimization and Distribution, Nabil Sultan added: "New York has a rich tradition of sport, and Emirates proudly supports some of the world's top soccer teams, including AC Milan, Hamburger SV, Arsenal FC, Olympiacos FC, and Paris Saint-Germain, plus the recently announced shirt sponsorship of Real Madrid just last week. Therefore, choosing to support the relaunch of the Cosmos back to this amazing city was an obvious choice.
"As with our sponsorship of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Emirates views our partnership with the Cosmos as a way to thank the people of New York for making Emirates one of the world's fastest growing airlines. Along with their fans all across the region, we look forward to watching the Cosmos reclaim their title as New York's legendary soccer team."