Twice in a lifetime, eh? The NY Cosmos have definitely made a splash in the last few days gaining international news coverage for the new NASL. Seems like there are a lot of people celebrating their return. Will they be the 20th team in MLS? Will the get some known names because, even though they are in the 2nd division, they are still NYC? Being a Minnesota fan I have mixed emotions about them being in the league however if Minnesota still has a team I will love watching them beat the Cosmos! So let’s celebrate their return with what else… T-shirts!!!
Celebrate one of the greatest in the game with the Washington Diplomats Johan Cruyff Retro Soccer Jersey. It has a tomato red shirt with white trim on V-neck collar, sleeves and design with DIPS 14 on the front and signature on right side of chest. Limited sizes available but on sale for $60.
Here’s the official new Tampa Bay Rowdies shirts straight from the NASL team. Missed a golden opportunity in my opinion – they should be green shirts. Buy them here for $30
This “unofficial” Tampa Bay Rowdies t-shirt is available from Who Are Ya Designs for $18.99. Why is it unofficial? Well, it’s a long story. It goes back to wanting an official Rowdies jersey.
This is one of my favorite shirts. Originally I could only order them in bulk, so I order a couple dozen, and sold them through this website. Sold them mostly to Florida but people have bought them coast to coast.
A month after I started selling them, the Tampa Bay Rowdies reformed. Who saw that coming? You can see version 2.0 play in the new NASL second division. There’s a lawsuit over the logo (which caused me headaches) that’s caused the team to be called FC Tampa Bay for a few seasons. The people who claim to own the logo do sell this shirt. Their site is http://section219.com/. They definitely don’t make it easy to order. Last I checked they sold them for $36 each.
If you’re a fan of NASL shirts, then check out my NASL T-Shirt section for links of other shirts I have found.
Slightly off topic, but Peter Ward of Tampa Bay Rowdies fame wrote a book called “No Goal, No Glory. An English Soccer Star in the NASL and MISL” that’s available on the Kindle. Since it is so hard to get anything Rowdies, I thought I’d include it here.
In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol – it was the worst 20 minutes of my life. - George Best.
This classic jersey was worn by George Best when he played for the Los Angeles Aztecs in the 1970′s. He scored 15 goals in 24 games in his first season and was named as the NASL’s best midfielder in his second. His lifestyle should be a testament to young players everywhere.
George Best LA Aztecs Replica Jersey Buy it now!
Amazon.com also has another version of the LA Aztecs jersey. I’m personally more a fan of the white one but I thought I’d include both.
Not quite vintage but it is an NASL tean. This is the Carolina Railhawks. Support lower division soccer in the United States with one of these T-Shirts. I think in the future you’ll see a lot more lower division teams selling their brand nationally. This shirt is only $15! Get it at soccer.com.