The O's will take on New York Cosmos in a friendly at the Matchroom Stadium on Wednesday July 24, 7:30pm kick-off.The recently re-launched Cosmos are one of the most iconic clubs in world football having originally been active between 1971 and 1985 when they dominated American soccer and boasted stars such as Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer.
The Cosmos were reformed in 2010 and returning to action in the North American Soccer League for the 2013 season. Head coach Giovanni Savarese is in the process of assembling a team of stars for the new season having most recently captured former Spain and Euro 2008 winner Marcos Senna. Pelé also remains involved with the team as their honorary president.
Following the confirmation of the fixture, Orient Chief Executive Matt Porter commented: “We are delighted to be hosting the Cosmos at the Matchroom and look forward to welcoming them and their followers.
“This is the latest in a line of exciting announcement this summer and a rare opportunity to see the O’s take on opponents from across the Atlantic so we are hoping for a great turnout in E10.”
“I’m looking forward to taking our squad to the U.K.,” said Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese. “the chance to train and play in a different environment and face Orient will benefit our team and our preseason preparations.”
The game will replace the Aldershot fixture in the pre-season schedule on July 24 (7.30pm ko) and tickets will be on sale from 11am on Thursday 20 June.
South & West Stand only
£5 Under 18's
£15 Under 18's
Book your seats for the game here via our secure online server or they can be purchased in person at the O's ticket office, open 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday, or over the telephone on 0871 310 1883.
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