Saturday, 16 June 2007
Scanned from The House of Secrets #147, dated Aug-Sep 1977. This is an ad for the New York Cosmos at a time when they were at the height of their powers and popularity. They won the NASL title in '77 and '78 attracting huge crowds wherever they went.
Much has been made (in England anyway) of David Beckham's move to the LA Galaxy in the American MLS, but Pele was and still is the biggest star to play over there. The story of his move to the Cosmos and the rise and fall of that team is a remarkable one. If you haven't already, then it's well worth checking out the documentary Once in a Lifetime which charts the story of the now defunct club - it's a cracking good yarn.