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Cantona's big plans for the Cosmos

Updated: April 24, 2011, 1:59 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

We were all Eric Cantona on the playground. We'd puff out our chests, take improbable shots and pop our collars, the way he did, standing proud amid whatever maelstrom he'd created around himself. We adored King Eric.

From the day England first laid eyes on the French forward -- tellingly nicknamed Dieu -- when he was with Leeds United in 1992, to his time with Manchester United and even now, Cantona has been worshipped. He was both soccer aristocracy and a working-class champion, ...

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