New York Cosmos set to debut in Newtown Charity event

CosmosLogoThe New York Cosmos will play their first competitive minutes as a team during a very special event.

The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. (NPC), along with the New York Cosmos, the New England Revolution and the Real Boston Rams of USLPro have organized a soccer doubleheader fundraiser dubbed “Soccer Revolution” at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, Conn., on Tuesday, June 18.

New England will kick off the action against the Boston Rams in the first match while the reformed New York Cosmos will the Newtown Pride of the Connecticut Soccer League to close the show.

“The New York Cosmos are honored to help support the Newtown Parent Connection and the entire community of Newtown,” New York Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “This is going to be a wonderful event to benefit a great cause. We’re proud to partner with the Newtown Pride, the Boston Rams and the New England Revolution to assist the community in any way we can.”

“We’re honored to participate in Soccer Revolution and help raise awareness of the work the Newtown Parent Connection is doing,” New England Revolution president Brian Bilello said. “We’re proud to be New England’s team, and we want to do everything we can to assist members of our community. When we were first invited to Newtown in January for Soccer Night in Newtown, members of our team and many other representatives from around MLS saw how tight-knit and proud this community is. The work of the Newtown Parent Connection is vital to help its community recover, grow and thrive, and we’re excited to be part of the process with Soccer Revolution with the Rams, Cosmos and Pride.”

The action begins at 6 p.m. with the Revs-Rams match, followed by the Cosmos-Pride match at 7:30 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at newtownparentconnection.org or by calling 866-722-8953. Fans who purchase tickets before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, will receive discounts: individual tickets will be $13, while group tickets (for parties of 20 or more) will be $10 each.

All proceeds from Soccer Revolution, including ticket sales and proceeds from a silent auction held that evening, will go to the Newtown Parent Connection.

  • Anthony

    I actually rather enjoy that the Cosmos are doing this as their “debut” rather than some glorified friendly against some euro club (although i expect they will try to do that as well).