Here is Paul Kemsley, the new owner of the NY Cosmos… and Pamela Anderson.
Remember about a year ago, when Britain’s Daily Mail broke the story that Paul Kemsley, a former Tottenham Hotspur board member and property developer had been in the process to purchase the name and image rights to the NY Cosmos?
Well, the deal apparently was finalized as I have had it confirmed by someone close to the Cosmos that the team is being run by Kemsley.
My new Bigsoccer colleague Tom Dunmore profiled Kemsley when the story first broke.
Just today, Kemsley gave a little bit more detail to his plans in a Wall Street Journal piece that features his connection to a British bank currently being sued over a NY real estate deal.
Of course the big question is whether this “fully competitive side” plans to play in MLS, the DII league, or whether it just plans to barnstorm in front of the dwindling numbers of people who remember the Cosmos. The other big question is whether Kemsley, whose main business recently went bust, has enough money or other investors to pull this off.