11.17.2009

The Most Crazyiest Soccer Story In the World, Today

Cosmos

Whilst skimming the business section of the Times of London this morning (because that's what baller-assed suits such as myself do in between Powerpoint presentations and breakfasts of California Condor eggs over easy) I accidentally spit mimosa all over my keyboard when I read the following about the alleged recent purchase of the New York Cosmos name by former Tottenham Vice-Chairman Paul Kemsley:

"Pele will be president of the company. Simon Greenberg, Chelsea football club’s departing communications and public affairs director, is also said to be on board. It is unclear whether there will be any role for Kemsley’s other pals, including Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley or Topshop’s Sir Philip Green.

The club’s first game under new management will be held next summer in Central Park. It will see the Cosmos play Kemsley’s beloved Spurs."

Feel free to read this
and incredulously spit up your own breakfast beverage of choice. Should you feel the need to discuss your feelings on "President Pele", Mike Ashley, any club not known as Central Park Rangers playing in Manhattan's oasis, the specter of the Cosmos and it's place in American soccer history or the need to put said ghost in a grave once and for all please feel free to do so.

12 comments:

Jay-Five said...

Are they going to be a team or just a brand name?

Mr. Fish said...

Crikey!

Teddie Boy Eddie said...

There is so much that is nuts about this story. I'm not saying all, or any of it, is untrue. It's just nuts. Pele, Ashley, Central Park ... huh?!

MattJack said...

Cosmo's is a better name than MetroStars or Redbulls.. plus the tie in with the galaxy for a east vs. west showdown for the best team in the universe would be AWESOME!

Sterlinho said...

Yet another reason why we should have approved the West Side Stadium a few years back.

GD said...

I love the shout out to the Central Park Rangers! Screw Barnstonworth!!!

Teddie Boy Eddie said...

Oh no. TOR is now getting involved in promoting rivalries in the pub leagues here in the city. Also, does CPR ever really play in Central Park, I seem to recall facing them in Queens.

GD said...

I left the city a while ago, but back in the day we never had any games in Central Park. Randall's Island, Roosevelt Island, Red Hook, Riverside Park...ahh, memories of fields littered with broken glass.

coachie ballgames said...

getting access to central park requires pockets as deep as aceyalone's lyrics. maybe they'll play on the infamous dust bowl at 96th street.

but yeah, so many things sound fishy about this story. mike ashley doesn't have two pence to rub together.
but still, any Cosmos news is good news. i think sounders fans have proved that we want to embrace our soccer history, not run away from it.

Anonymous said...

yea i agree. With the revival of the Cosmos and the east and the resurgence of the Galaxy in the west: That is the battle of universe bwahahahahah.

Its got potential

Matthew Lee said...

Spurs in Central Park?!?

I'm there.

Anonymous said...

So which team is The Globetrotters and which one is the Wastinton Generals?