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Celebrate Soccer Legend Pele’s Birthday With The New York Cosmos, freebies, and a GIVEAWAY!

While the World Cup may have ended months ago, soccer fans in New York City still have reason to be excited about the sport. The New York Cosmos, the most celebrated soccer club in the history of the U.S., is launching their 2011 Official Fan Ball on October 23, 2010, 12 NN-5 PM at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. This is a special, early release pre-sale to celebrate the birthday of worldwide soccer legend Pelé, who was the New York Cosmos’ star player in the 1970s. He is involved with today’s New York Cosmos as its Honorary President.

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Soccer-lovers attending the event can expect great fun on Pelé’s birthday - the first 100 people will receive a free New York Cosmos T-shirt. Plus, every hour, fans have the opportunity to win Pelé-autographed soccer gear. Best of all, everyone present will have the opportunity to enter a penalty shot contest on Saturday, November 6 – and the grand prize winner gets to meet Pelé in New York City! There are more details here: http://on.fb.me/PeleBirthday

More Surprises On Facebook and Twitter
For fans outside of New York City who cannot be a part of this one-day extravaganza, there are plenty of chances to win fun stuff on the New York Cosmos’ Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheNYCosmos) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/thenycosmos) pages. There are lots of surprises leading up to Pelé’s birthday, and beyond, so be sure to check out these pages.

The New York Cosmos 2011 Official Fan Ball
Donning the iconic New York Cosmos crest, the 2011 Official Fan Ball is a size 5 and its retail price is $24.99 + tax. It will be available in February 2011.

For more information, please visit http://on.fb.me/PeleBirthday or http://www.newyorkcosmos.com/

My Metro NY Mommy has a New York Cosmos 2011 Official Fan Ball to give away to one reader/follower. Do your kids play soccer – you'll have first dibs, since the ball won’t be on sale until 2011!

To enter, please reply to this post with your favorite soccer game memory (pro or not!), your favorite soccer player's name, or who you plan to give the ball to if you win!  One winner will be chosen by Random.org from all responses on 10/27/10 so be sure to reply before then!

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  1. My favorite soccer player would have to be my daughter Stevie. She scored her first goal 2 weeks ago. She would be happy to have this.

  2. My favorite would be the boys...they love sports and look so cute...

  3. CONGRATS CHRISTINA! You have won our Soccer Ball giveaway! Please email mymetronymommy@gmail.com with your full name and address...