Where to Find Retro Jerseys of New York Teams

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by JACK HAZZARD

Dressing retro never gets old.

In fact, retro never really goes out of style. If you wait long enough nearly everything comes back into style. Did someone say skinny ties?

New York sports stars like the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and NYCFC’s Andrea Pirlo have both taken a turn at the retro style. And although soccer teams trot out new jersey at the start of every season, fashion backward is more than a thing in soccer.

We did a little research and came up with a couple of places to find the jerseys, or replicas of them, from some New York soccer teams of days gone by.

New York Generals

NYCFC wasn’t the first soccer team to play at Yankee Stadium, though it will probably be the last. The stadium was also home to the New York Generals, who played in the non-FIFA sanctioned National Professional Soccer League. The club lasted only two years before moving into the original NASL in 1967 in a merger with the United Soccer Association.

As a short-lived team, it’s a bit of a chore locating a Generals jersey. But Toffs.com, which makes retro jersey in glorious cotton, offers a Generals jersey for about $43.

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New York Cosmos

Gone are the days of watching international superstars like Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer playing in a New York Cosmos uniform. Like the Generals, a top destination to buy a selection of Cosmos gear is Toffs.com. They offer some cool warmups as well.

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New York/New Jersey MetroStars

MetroStars jerseys, too, are hard to come by. Ever since the club was snapped up by Red Bull, MetroStars jerseys generally live only on eBay.com. Good luck finding the right size.

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Brookhattan

Brookhattan played in the old American Soccer League in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The club had a prodigious trophy cabinet. Now the jersey from the Danish company Hummel is the only thing that survives. It can be purchased here.

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