The Cosmos said Sunday they have acquired the Copa NYC tournament and said their goal is to re-establish the team as "a part of Major League Soccer."
The Cosmos had Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto in their most popular years but folded in 1985, a year after the NASL.
MLS commissioner Don Garber said a goal of his league is to have a second team in the New York area to form a rivalry with the Red Bulls, who play in New Jersey. Garber has held talks with the Wilpon family, owner of baseball's New York Mets.
Published at 7:13 AM EDT on Aug 2, 2010 | Updated at 7:15 AM EDT on Aug 2, 2010