The world-renowned soccer club from New York City. The New York Cosmos soccer club was founded in 1971 by Warner Brothers President Steve Ross and Atlantic Records’ co-founders Ahmet & Nesuhi Ertegun. The New York Cosmos was a legendary team of rock-and-roll era bad boys, soccer legends, and champions that played and partied together until 1985. On August 1, 2010, international soccer icon and Cosmos Legend Pelé announced that The New York Cosmos has returned to inspire, develop, and field world-class players once again. The Cosmos will be returning the North American Soccer League in 2013.