New York Cosmos: Can Pele, Eric Cantona and Cobi Jones Restart a Revolution?

In the late 1970s, it was Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto and Giorgio Chinaglia who were helping the New York Cosmos become the hottest sports ticket in North America.

Giants Stadium would regularly sell out its 77,000 tickets, celebrities would flock to the games, fans in opposing cites turned out in droves and uttering the simple words, "I'm with the Cosmos" could get you past any velvet rope in Manhattan.

The New York Cosmos were not only the flagship team of the North American Soccer League, but they transcended the sport internationally and domestically before it all came crashing down in 1985.

But now, the Cosmos are back.

They do not have a team or a stadium yet, but they do have famous names once again to represent the famous white and green uniforms.

Pele is returning to the organization as Honorary President, and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, who has turned down numerous opportunities to return to so...

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