Back on August 1st, 2010, the legendary Pelé announced that The New York Cosmos are back in business.
The return of the what was once the biggest soccer club in the US involves a launch of Cosmos Academy in NYC and LA and the club becoming the organizer of Copa NYC, a World Cup-style grassroots tournament that engages local communities to represent their countries of origin.
Earlier today, the New York Cosmos announced a kit deal with Umbro and published images of its 2011 home kit on web. According to the club’s website:
Umbro has today announced that it will be the leading kit supplier for the newly reformed New York Cosmos soccer club, made famous in the 1970s as much for their star-studded fans off the pitch as the players on the pitch…
As part of the club’s rebirth, Umbro has applied its celebrated football-tailoring ethos to a new on-field performance and off-field lifestyle line for The New York Cosmos club. The white home shirt, with the unique green and yellow collar, will be available in December (£49/$75). It’s inspired by the one worn by its star players in 1977, including Pelé, but with the performance benefits of a modern football shirt. The wider range, including the green walkout jacket worn by Pelé on the cover of FourFourTwo, will be available in February 2011 (£70/$100) with further apparel and equipment pieces in the pipeline, all inspired by the legacy and promise of The New York Cosmos.