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New York Cosmos return gaining traction with Pele set to make announcement

The reincarnation of the New York Cosmos is gaining momentum with news that former player and the world's most recognisable name in football, Pele, is set to make an announcement regarding the currently defunct club.

Former Tottenham Hotspur vice-chairman Paul Kemsley is working hard with marketing companies and the like to get the club back on its feet again, 25 years after it was dissolved.

Pele, who starred for the Cosmos in the 1970s, will reportedly make some type of announcement at the Mayor's Cup in Flushing Meadows.

A second MLS team in New York is something that is responded to positively by people that matter with MLS Commissioner Don Garber all for it, provided of course it can be done in regards to stadiums etc.

"We very much want a second team here,'' Garber said two weeks ago. "I continue to have discussions with the Wilpon family of the New York Mets about seeing whether we could convince them that soccer would be better in Queens than hockey. We have work to do with the city to get their support for building a stadium.

"I think if we're able to really make a lot of noise here, get lots of people to come out, have this team resonate throughout the tri-state area, it will be that much easier to convince everybody we need to convince about that second team.''

Andrew Slevison
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