New York Cosmos 1976 Green Soccer Jersey
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Description: Plaited rayon/cotton "durene" fabric soccer jersey inspired by the 1970s New York Cosmos. Made in the USA from all the original materials.
- Made in the USA
- Plaited rayon/cotton "durene" fabric soccer jersey
- Embroidered felt patch
- Felt "Pelé" with number on back
- Item #: COSSSG
League: North American Soccer League
History: Pelé's arrival turned the Cosmos from a motley crew of foreigners, semi-professionals and students into a huge commercial presence. The club's groundsman, on hearing that the Brazilian's début for New York was to be broadcast on CBS, spray-painted the pitch green to disguise how little grass was on it: the match, against the Dallas Tornado, was broadcast to 22 countries and covered by more than 300 journalists from all over the world.