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NASL N.Y. Cosmos' Three-Year, $3M Emirates Deal Considered A "Coup"
Published June 5, 2013
STILL STARS: On Long Island, Neil Best writes the Cosmos "owe their existence in very large part to a brand that remains powerful around the world, even after all these years." Honorary team President Pele said, "It's amazing. ... I arrive in China, I arrive in Africa and they say, 'Listen, what happened to the New York Cosmos?'" (NEWSDAY, 6/5). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Jonathan Clegg writes the Cosmos' "glitzy ceremony" yesterday "showed this team can still make a splash." The deal "represents a coup for the Cosmos." The team "will join European powerhouses AC Milan, Arsenal and Real Madrid in sporting the Emirates logo on its jerseys" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/5). The AP's Ronald Blum noted USSF President Sunil Gulati during the press conference "watched from a front-row seat," while there was a poster of former Cosmos player Franz Beckenbauer with a headline, "Don't Call It A Comeback" (AP, 6/4).