Bad news for NYC soccer: Cosmos face indefinite shutdown

Photo by Ben Nichols

The iconic Cosmos are shutting down for the foreseeable future, with some involved with the club blaming the billionaire owner for prioritizing other interests in his vast business portfolio.

The New York Cosmos announced the “difficult decision to pause team operations” in a tweet Friday morning. 

“We are grateful to our fans for their longstanding support and loyalty,” the club wrote. “They have always been the lifeblood of the Cosmos organization, and the matches we played in last season were not the same without them.” 

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