Here come the Cosmos

Can the NASL contain the iconic franchise's grand, global ideas?

Updated: July 17, 2012, 1:41 PM ET
By Roger Bennett | ESPN

The second coming of the New York Cosmos is having its own second coming. That iconic team of Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Giorgio Chinaglia, exhumed in 2010 with a volley of empty hype, t-shirts and vanity staffing appointments despite never building an official squad, announced last week it will return to action in 2013. "We're back said with none of the posturing; just a sound business plan," said new chairman Seamus O'Brien. "From now on, I want our deeds to match our words."

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