10.26.2011

Chaos at the Cosmos (or Even an Aged, Blind, Crazy Squirrel Gets a Nut from Time to Time)

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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?

7 comments:

Lucas said...

Cosmos OUT, MLS to VEGAS. (or Detroit) (or San Diego) (but not NY2 until the Redbulls can get people in the largest city in the US to consistently come to their brand new stadium to see the star studded squad that just made the playoffs)

Mingo said...

I've been saying MLS to Vegas for years. There is enough local support, three teams within a 6 hour drive, and almost a dozen teams within a relatively afforadble 2 hour flight, so you could have pretty solid away team support.

Adam said...

http://www.vegas.com/weather/averages.html

Mingo said...

Ah, that old chestnut. Nevermind it's vastly worse in the summer for Dallas and Houston, but whatever. It's an easy enough fix: no afternoon games except for early in the season, and possibly late, depending on future MLS schedule moves. All matches during the summer need to take place during the evening after sundown (7-8pm). While it will still be warm, it will not be the 105-110 that everyone loves to throw around.

Next.

Free Beer Movement said...

Can I have one of those Cosmos blazers when they're done imploding?

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I didn't know that they have a bad marketing. If you made the worst choices you have to pay for it.

pay per head service said...

I hate when you are reading an article and the only thing that you can get It is more questions. They should be more clear specially when It is about the MLS expansion.