The Cosmos fairytale return was complete after a dramatic stoppage time winner.
Love them or hate them, the New York Cosmos are well and truly back.
In front of a mammoth crowd of almost 12,000 fans, the Cosmos were welcomed back to the professional American soccer scene against old arch-rivals Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and they did not disappoint.
With the scores tied at 1-1, veteran Italian forward Alessandro Noselli sent the home fans into raptures as he nodded home a dramatic winner in stoppage time.
See the reformed Cosmos’ first ever goals here: