Lately there has been an increased level of anti-Red Bulls and anti-NYC FC rhetoric coming from Cosmos supporters. I can’t provide a reason for the hate – maybe the critics don’t like Mike Petke, maybe they are Mets fans – but I know it has to stop.
In this ongoing series of posts1, I present evidence of the growth of soccer in America. This evidence is intended to educate the public and silence the critics who think soccer is dead in this country.
Speaking yesterday morning at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit, Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross acknowledged that he is seeking to acquire an MLS expansion franchise.
- By “ongoing” I mean “the first,” and by “series” I mean “there may be more.” [↩]
When I arrive at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University tonight, it will be a homecoming of sorts for me. Sure, the Cosmos will also be there; after all, they played at Hofstra during their first two seasons in 1972 and 1973…three years before I was born. But from 1984 to 1994, I roamed the sidelines of the then-named Hofstra Stadium.