New York Cosmos Returns to NASL
Dear Cosmos Country,
I would like to sincerely thank you for your patience and support over all of these years. It has been a long journey to get to this point, so I am delighted to announce that the New York Cosmos will be fielding a professional soccer team in the North American Soccer League (NASL) for the 2013 season.
It's been nearly 30 years since the Cosmos played a professional match. Our return is a testament to the passion and loyalty of our fans, and the hard work of folks like Peppe Pinton who helped keep the dream alive. We thank you for your loyalty and support throughout this period.
The owners of the Club are committed to running the team to the highest professional standards both on and off the field. As we look to the future, on a national and international stage, we remain conscious of the Club's unique and unmatched history, and the role this has played in the lives of so many of our fans. It is with this legacy in our heart that we set our minds to the future.
The Cosmos have a celebrated history with the NASL and with its rebirth in recent years, our entry was the natural first step of our return. We look forward to playing the competitive and entertaining style of soccer that you will expect from us as we take on some of our biggest traditional rivals like the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies. Our ultimate goal is to play at the very highest level and we feel today's announcement is the first step in that direction.
From Pelé and Messing to Chinaglia, Carlos Alberto and Beckenbauer, the Cosmos have always stood for excellence. While we celebrate and embrace our rich heritage, we hope you'll join us as we create new memories. We're excited about this first step and we'll have more announcements and information regarding the team and our home stadium in the very near future.
We are committed to reaching our place as the number one team in North America and our announcement today marks our first step on this great journey.
Thanks again for all your patience, faith and loyalty that made this day possible. We invite you all to join with us on this adventure.
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