Emirates will sponsor the NASL champion New York Cosmos for two more years in a deal at whose announcement Pele was present at Emirates
headquarters in Dubai.
Emirates' shirt sponsorship began in June 2013 for the debut of the reformed New York Cosmos in the NASL's Fall Championship.
"It would seem the
Emirates' magic has worked again, said Emirates' Sheikh Majid Al Mualla
. "The New York Cosmos' progress is nothing short of meteoric and the extension of our
sponsorship agreement enables this wonderful journey with Emirates to continue.'"
The Cosmos team have spent preseason training in Dubai in preparation for the 2014 season that begins
against the Atlanta Silverbacks on April 13.