Chaos at the Cosmos (or Even an Aged, Blind, Crazy Squirrel Gets a Nut from Time to Time)
Now this is interesting. According to SoccerAmerica -remember SoccerAmerica?-- the current iteration of the New York Cosmos front office is getting blowed up. Paul Gardner's latest, quasi-bizarrely written treatise for the old-school footie mag throws forth a tale of upheaval around the MLS expansion pretenders and leaves you with more questions than answers.
Allegedly, English Chairman Paul Kemsley is out as is Carl Johnson of Anomaly, the marketing and advertising firm behind the Cosmos near-faultless promotional campaign. It also sounds like the Arab money may have run out as well.
And just to up the ZOMGWTF-factor Gardner alleges that another group of NYC expansion contenders is waiting in the wings led by Uncle Shep Messing, former NFL star Curtis Martin and...wait for it...wait for it...CHUCK BLAZER!
But you know what the real surprise is here: Paul Gardner may have actually broken a piece of news. When was the last time he did that? Who was in office? Carter? Reagan maybe?