Long live The King
The day Eric Cantona retired from football was a sad one for all Manchester United fans. After acting for several years it was recently announced that Cantona has taken up a position as Director of Soccer at the newly reformed New York Cosmos, the team which captured the imagination of sports fans across America in the late seventies and early eighties. At their peak, the Cosmos attracted crowds of over 76,000 to the Giants Stadium as fans clamoured to see Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto, Chinaglia, Neeskens and, the star attraction, Pelé.
Currently, The Cosmos has no team, no stadium, no position in any US league, but they have just relaunched their shirts with Umbro. An accompanying campaign has just been released to promote them, using real people from the 5 New york boroughs.