By DAN KARELL
They may be playing in the second tier of U.S. Soccer this season, but the New York Cosmos are making waves with their first tier sponsorship deals.
The Cosmos announced a deal on Tuesday with Emirates Airlines to become the team’s jersey sponsor, and potentially to get naming rights to a future stadium. The agreement was announced at a press conference in Manhattan, New York, with legendary Brazil forward and former Cosmos player Pele, as well as club Chairman Seamus O’Brien, on hand.
The news was first reported on Monday, putting the Cosmos together with European powers Arsenal, AC Milan, and Real Madrid as teams with Air Emirates on the front of the shirt. Last month, the Cosmos revealed that Nike would be their uniform sponsor this season.
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