"Thirty or 40 years ago, almost no one in the country played the game, and it takes time. Also, it's a question of tradition. So it takes time to get used to, to compete with the best teams in world, which you are doing now."
-- Former German great Franz Beckenbauer, who arrived at the New York Cosmos for the first year of Giants Stadium and was on hand Saturday night for the first game at nearby Red Bull Arena. (AP)