BROOKLYN, N.Y. – If Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams had his way, the New York Cosmos would be calling Coney Island their home.
Speaking to Empire of Soccer at a press conference promoting this
Saturday’s Cosmos encounter in Coney Island’s MCU Park, Adams made no
bones about his desire to lure the NASL side to his borough.
“I would love to have a team here in Brooklyn,” Adams said. “Soccer
has grown over the years. Some of the experiments decades ago may have
failed because we didn’t have the population. We were smart this time,
starting children playing at an early age and they have grown up playing
“Soccer is no longer a strange sport only played in foreign lands. It has a domestic appeal.”
In fact, Adams thinks the Cosmos would be a perfect fixture for the very place they will visit this weekend — Coney Island.
“There are still parcels of land we can build out in the Coney Island
area that can hold a soccer team,” he explained. “We are looking to
make Coney Island a year long destination and this can be a great start
Adams says there have been “many discussions” about bringing the team
to Brooklyn. “This [Saturday’s match] can be a great way to take it to
the next level,” he said.