New York Cosmos

Soccer star Pele waves to the crowd before a New York Cosmos game on August 3, 2013 at Hofstra University. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Pele Doing ‘Fine’ After Move To Special Care Unit

The Albert Einstein hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a “special care” unit after his condition became unstable, but his spokesman and personal aide denied his health condition deteriorated.

11/27/2014

Former Real Madrid player Raul, donning a towel bearing his likeness, acknowledges the crowd after the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Al-Sadd at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 22, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Schwartz: With Raul On Board, It’s Like Old Times In Cosmos Country

Without question, Raul is going to help the Cosmos sell tickets. He just might also help build momentum for the franchise’s proposal to build a soccer-specific stadium next to Belmont Park.

10/21/2014

United States fans react to a call during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Dyer: Americans Who Ignore MLS, NASL Aren’t Real Soccer Fans

Chances are you’ll encounter plenty of soccer fans ahead of Monday’s U.S.-Ghana match. But guess what? They’re not real fans if they pooh-pooh the teams in their own backyard.

06/16/2014

The Red Bulls will be taking on the Cosmos on June 14. (Image courtesy New York Red Bulls)

Schwartz: Local Soccer Fans Get Dream Matchup In Cosmos-Red Bulls

This matchup is kind of like the Yankees playing their Triple-A team in Scranton. But the Cosmos are out to prove they have assembled a club that can beat an MLS team.

06/02/2014

"Give Cancer The Red Card" T-shirt (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Looking To Give Cancer The Red Card

Eskandarian has accomplished a lot in soccer. But his effort in the fight against cancer makes him a true winner. Please join him and his team in their efforts to “Give Cancer The Red Card.”

04/30/2014

The New York Cosmos celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Soccer Bowl 1-0 against the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on November 9, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images for New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: New York Cosmos Look To Repeat After Last Year’s Reboot

The Cosmos were more than something special in the late ’70s and early ’80s. They were a phenomenon. And they’re primed to make history again.

04/11/2014

An excited Giants fan at the NFL Draft (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Reasons For New York Teams To Get Into Thanksgiving Spirit

In the metropolitan area, we have teams that did well and not so well over the past year, but all of them have something to smile about.

11/27/2013

New York Cosmos (Photo by Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

Schwartz: The New York Cosmos Are Kings Once Again

Just like the Cosmos of old, it was an international star that came up with the big goal, as Marcos Senna helped the Cosmos win their sixth Soccer Bowl.

11/12/2013

The New York Cosmos celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2013 Soccer Bowl 1-0 against the Atlanta Silverbacks at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on November 9, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images for New York Cosmos)

Senna Leads Cosmos To Soccer Bowl Title Over Atlanta

The Cosmos lifted the NASL trophy, defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks 1-0.

11/10/2013

The New York Cosmos hope to build a privately financed 25,000-seat stadium in the shadow of Belmont Racetrack. (Photo: Handout)

Elmont Community Leaders Seeking To Block New Soccer Stadium

The 25,000-seat stadium would be the home of the recently revived New York Cosmos. The proposed site is currently a parking lot and would be developed with private funding, if approved.

07/23/2013

The New York Cosmos hope to build a privately financed 25,000-seat stadium in the shadow of Belmont Racetrack. (Photo: Handout)

Cosmos Pushing Hard For 25,000-Seat Stadium Near Belmont Park

The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, but will Long Island soon gain a professional soccer team? The New York Cosmos have big plans for a soccer stadium on the Queens/Nassau County border.

06/26/2013

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens - Oct. 1, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

MLS Hopes To Announce Plans For Stadium In Queens In 4 To 6 Weeks

The league and New York City have been involved in negotiations to build a stadium on a 10-acre site in the Flushing Meadows park. A team there would start play in 2016 and be rivals of the New York Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J.

04/25/2013

Proposed Cosmos stadium at Belmont Park (credit: Spectorgroup / Populous / Cameron)

New York Cosmos Planning New Soccer Stadium At Belmont Park Racetrack

The proposal also includes plans for restaurants, retail space, a hotel and a park. It would be built in a corner of the Elmont property that borders New York City.

01/16/2013

Football legend Pele speaks to the media at a press conference on March 3, 2011 at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

After 30-Year Absence, New York Cosmos To Return To Professional Soccer For 2013

The New York Cosmos are back. After a nearly 30-year absence, the Cosmos joined the North American Soccer League on Thursday. The team will begin league play in the 2013 season.

07/13/2012

NEW YORK - JUNE 29: (L-R) Former NY Cosmo players Shep Messing and Giorgio Chinaglia attend a special screening of Miramax Films' 'Once in a Lifetime' at The Core Club on June 29, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Remembering Cosmos Legend Giorgio Chinaglia

Giorgio Chinaglia, legendary Cosmos striker passed away on Sunday at 65. Few athletes enjoyed the excesses of winning in New York quite like Chinaglia.

WFAN–04/01/2012

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