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Twice in a lifetime

Updated: November 29, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was the only U.S. soccer team America ever truly loved. So how do you even begin to breathe life back into the New York Cosmos without it coming off as a cheap imitation? How do you go about restarting a professional sports franchise with such a loaded name from scratch, anyway?

The original Cosmos zenith began in 1977, lasting a few years. Remnants of the counter-culture inspired people to try out new things, a lingering effect of having once yearned for ...

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