Once In a Lifetime Poster

In the midst of blackouts, riots, the Son of Sam serial killer scare and the dawn of Studio 54, came an entirely unexpected moment of inspiration: the rise of the New York Cosmos, America’s first great soccer team, and its larger-than-life superstar, PelÈ. But swept up in a careening path of glory, glamour, debauchery and controversy, the Cosmos themselves imploded.

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