Former Tottenham director Kelmsley ramping up New York Cosmos revival
Former Tottenham director Paul Kelmsley is ramping up the revival of former North American Soccer League franchise the New York Cosmos.
Kelmsley owns the naming and image rights for the team and is eyeing a December launch date to commence the second coming of club.
thisiscosmoscountry website reported the following: “Mr. Kelmsley, in a brief telephone interview last week, declined to comment on the lawsuit but touted a new project – reviving the New York Cosmos soccer team.
“We are going to launch in, probably, December. (The project)…includes apparel, grass-roots soccer camps for youth, an inspirational travelling team and, eventually, a fully competitive side.”
The Cosmos was first born back in 1971 by brothers Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun and Warner Brothers president Steve Ross and played in the NASL until 1985.
During that time, world football’s biggest names, Pele and Franz Beckenbauer, played for the club.