Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the Peace Train
Re: Former football great Giorgio Chinaglia dead at 65
I remember from my youth when the Cosmos got him, along with Franz Beckenbauer and of course Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele). The trio got the Cosmos out of little (25K seating capacity) Dowling Stadium on Randall's Island, NYC (where John McEnroe's tennis center is) to the newly opened Giants Stadium in nearby Nooo Joisy. As the G-Men sucked then (along with the newly moved there Jets) the Cosmos quickly started outdrawing both of those NFL franchises, sometimes filling the about 80K seats there. RIP, Giorgio.