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(Examiner)   The New York Cosmos are back and it only took 30 years   (examiner.com) divider line 17
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2013-08-04 12:58:06 AM
gooooaaaallll
 
2013-08-04 01:05:39 AM
Well, at least that stadium is getting some use after Hofstra went full-retard and disbanded their football team.
 
2013-08-04 07:09:13 AM
I remember being at a jam-packed RFK stadium in 1980 to watch the Washington Diplomats play the Cosmos.

50,000+ people saw the Cosmos (featuring Franz Beckenbauer) beat the Dips (featuring Johann Cruyff) in one of those bizarre NASL-type penalty shoot outs.

Good to hear they're still about.
 
2013-08-04 07:42:45 AM

Trapper439: I remember being at a jam-packed RFK stadium in 1980 to watch the Washington Diplomats play the Cosmos.

50,000+ people saw the Cosmos (featuring Franz Beckenbauer) beat the Dips (featuring Johann Cruyff) in one of those bizarre NASL-type penalty shoot outs.

Good to hear they're still about.


That was a great rivalry.  Soccer had a great shot at making in America back then and those were National Sunday afternoon games.
 
2013-08-04 07:55:44 AM
CSB time:

We used to go to tons of Comsos games growing up.  At one of the games we went to, there was a promotion for something like Seal auto wax where Steve Zungul took a penalty shot on a guy dressed in a Seal costume.  Zungul lined up and drilled the shot right into the Seal's balls.  They had to cart the poor guy off on a stretcher.
 
2013-08-04 08:02:36 AM

Turfshoe: CSB time:

We used to go to tons of Comsos games growing up.  At one of the games we went to, there was a promotion for something like Seal auto wax where Steve Zungul took a penalty shot on a guy dressed in a Seal costume.  Zungul lined up and drilled the shot right into the Seal's balls.  They had to cart the poor guy off on a stretcher.


too bad they didn't have youtube back then.

/Ow! My Balls!
 
2013-08-04 08:16:09 AM
I like how the article assumes we know what the hell NASL stands for.
 
2013-08-04 09:11:59 AM
If the phrase "New York Cosmos" gets you to click on an article, you know what NASL stands for.
 
2013-08-04 11:09:33 AM

Great_Milenko: I like how the article assumes we know what the hell NASL stands for.


It's by far the most effective sinus relief medication I've taken.
 
2013-08-04 11:16:30 AM

Great_Milenko: I like how the article assumes we know what the hell NASL stands for.


Or you could use context clues to figure it out.
 
2013-08-04 12:16:25 PM

Turfshoe: CSB time:

We used to go to tons of Comsos games growing up.  At one of the games we went to, there was a promotion for something like Seal auto wax where Steve Zungul took a penalty shot on a guy dressed in a Seal costume.  Zungul lined up and drilled the shot right into the Seal's balls.  They had to cart the poor guy off on a stretcher.


Nice, I remember getting to see Steve Zungul as Lord of all Indoors. His New York Arrows visited our Buffalo Stallions and Disco Steve scored about 5 or 6 goals that evening.
 
2013-08-04 01:43:36 PM

Great_Milenko: I like how the article assumes we know what the hell NASL stands for.


All comments always appreciated and in fairness to Great_Milenko's post, I probably should've had North American Soccer League in the opening paragraph for this article.

Those old NASL shootouts were the best. Five seconds, dribble on the keeper and shoot.
 
2013-08-04 02:17:16 PM
Sad to see the Cosmos moniker being used for a minor league team-not that the MLS is anything more than minor league soccer either
 
2013-08-04 02:18:29 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Well, at least that stadium is getting some use after Hofstra went full-retard and disbanded their football team.


Their lacrosse team does use it, and they're probably bigger on a national level than their football team ever was. And it gets used for Long Island high school football championships.

But yeah, disbanding the football team was a weird move.
 
2013-08-04 02:35:09 PM

FreakinB: TuteTibiImperes: Well, at least that stadium is getting some use after Hofstra went full-retard and disbanded their football team.

Their lacrosse team does use it, and they're probably bigger on a national level than their football team ever was. And it gets used for Long Island high school football championships.

But yeah, disbanding the football team was a weird move.


Actually, I forgot the Lizards also play there now. That's a professional lacrosse team for the 98% of you who don't follow it.
 
2013-08-04 09:47:47 PM

Trapper439: I remember being at a jam-packed RFK stadium in 1980 to watch the Washington Diplomats play the Cosmos.


I remember seeing these same two teams play sometime in the mid-to-late 1970s somewhere in northern VA, probably 1975 or 1976.

/My lawn, etc.
 
2013-08-04 09:53:53 PM

Waldo Pepper: Trapper439: I remember being at a jam-packed RFK stadium in 1980 to watch the Washington Diplomats play the Cosmos.

50,000+ people saw the Cosmos (featuring Franz Beckenbauer) beat the Dips (featuring Johann Cruyff) in one of those bizarre NASL-type penalty shoot outs.

Good to hear they're still about.

That was a great rivalry.  Soccer had a great shot at making in America back then and those were National Sunday afternoon games.


it still has a great shot at making it.

/Sounders till i die!
 
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