Monday, August 15, 1977

Cosmos Triumph at Giants Stadium Before Record Soccer Crowd of 77,691

The Cosmos treated 77,691 fans, the largest crowd that has ever watched an event at Giants Stadium or attended a soccer match in the United States or Canada, to an exhibition of magic tonight.

The crowd witnessed the Cosmos’ 8-3 playoff victory over the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in an atmosphere that was, in the words of one of those present, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, “so overwhelming.”

With Pele, Franz Bechenbauer, Steve Hunt and Giorgio Chinaglia at the helm, the Cosmos were indeed a pleasure to the eye.

NYT Yannis 8/15/77

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