Buzz Carrick is doubling down on his prediction that MLS will announce a NYC expansion team but it will not carry the Cosmos name. http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/soccer/post/_/id/14744/bold-predictions-2012 Why? Personally I'm not sure why there are people who are so certain that this will be the eventual outcome. For one thing Sela Sports has already invested money in purchasing the name and rights to the history of the original NY Cosmos, not to mention continuing their academy agreement with BW Gottschee. It doesn't make sense for them to sit on the sidelines at this point. They may not be making much noise right now, but with the stadium search in MLS' hands, there's little reason for them to unless they're eager to follow Kemsley's path. But even if Garber decides to award a franchise to another NY investment group, I can't see them leaving a potentially very profitable brand sitting dormant. Just having the Cosmos logo on your shirts at least doubles the initial revenue of a potential NYC franchise as opposed to a NY FC. Now there might be a question as to when a NY expansion franchise might be viable, but I'd put it at 60-40 odds in favor of any NY expansion franchise carrying the name Cosmos.