Confirmed: Cosmos to host Colombia, Mexico legends match

Jorge Campos

It’s official. The New York Cosmos are set to host a unique doubleheader on Tuesday, September 22nd as they welcome legends of both the Colombian and Mexican national teams for a friendly encounter at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

Some big names are already scheduled to be on hand. For the Colombian side, Carlos Valderramo, Tino Asprilla and Adolfo “El Tren” Valencia are on board for the match. On the Mexican side, Jared Borgetti, Jorge Campos and Luis Hernandez are set to represent their country as part of the Cosmos’ Hispanic Heritage Night celebration.

The Mexico, Colombia encounter will be the second half of a double header. The Cosmos take on Ottawa Fury FC at 7 p.m. The match was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m., but has been moved up to accommodate the legends match.

Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Thursday Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. ET and start at $25. Current Cosmos plan holders can purchase additional tickets for a discount during a special presale between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.

Premium seat packages, which include a meet and greet opportunity with select Colombia and Mexico legends, will also be available.

For tickets visit or call 855-71-COSMOS.

  • of soccer

    Are the cosmos eve going to scrimmage an MLS team?
    Something tells me they want but the NASL commissioner is holding them back.
    Imagine having cosmos play galaxy for a preseason friendly. Not so shabby my friends.
    One huuuuuge question, does their owner know they play in the second division and MLS is above them.
    Something is wrong here.
    It’s like my son getting recruited by a mid major college but having the brains and skills to go to duke and play basketball.
    Cosmos and garber must hate each other and NASL commissioner must be sucking hard ;)

    • send over the RFP

      one of the main reasons they want their own stadium is to play friendlies – would be much easier than having to get Hofstra’s permission for every match. also, no good team wants to play there when there are better options close by.

  • Anonymous

    Careful, they’ll end up like the Harlem globetrotters…with out the jazzy ball skillz

  • red eye

    Nyc=the new cosmos of MLS
    Red bull=chivas.2.0 with a bigger budget and stadium.
    Cosmos=.the only real new york soccer team in…..nasl

  • US Soccer Fan

    Why would anyone want to play friendlies at that college turf field?

    We need to move US soccer forward with real soccer stadiums and fields, if the cosmos even want to be somewhat relevant they need to step up their facilities big time, not to mention level of play, players, etc. But that is tough for them b/c all the good players and national teamers are in MLS.

    • OpenCupFan

      *MLS (at the expense of everyone else) Soccer Fan
      – there, your name is fixed

  • US Soccer Fan

    who is “everyone else”? –
    the USL is doing well in partnership with MLS and they beat 7 NASL teams in the open cup you are a fan of, so it is only NASL that is having issues b/c their teams want to get into MLS desperately. Some will through Garber’s handpicked promotion, others will fall off the boat.

    • John

      No NASL team will join MLS unless they are willing to pay a $100 million dollar franchise fee (it will cost more in the coming years) like Minnesota is doing.

      NASL does not have many great cities where MLS wants to go, look at the large TV markets and that is where MLS wants franchises.

      MLS is following the NFL game plan.