- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 12, 2012
- 2 Comments
- Features, New York Cosmos
The Cosmos announced Thursday that they will play in NASL starting in the 2013 season.
The Cosmos join the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies as original NASL franchises that are playing in the new version of the league.
There is no word yet on where the club will play their home games but some reports suggest they will either be in Queens or Long Island.
The club currently has an Under-23 side and an academy set-up and also fielded a star-studded team to play at Old Trafford in the Paul Scholes testimonial match last summer.
Some are obviously wondering if this means that the Cosmos are hoping to set themselves up for a move to MLS in the near future.
“Our ultimate goal is to play at the very highest level, and we feel today’s announcement is the first step in that direction,” Cosmos chairman Seamus O’Brien wrote in a team statement.
Pretty interesting announcement huh?