To quote a recent article. And that is their problem. You can't be a Super Club and not compete every week against the best your country(and Canada) has to offer. You can't establish something as silly as Cosmos TV and even mention yourself with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona when you are playing at Hofstra in a league that averages 3,800 with no stars. You can't talk about about tours against Real Madrid when you are D2. In many ways, O'Brien is as much a carnival barker as Paul Kemsley. Selling a fantasy, t-shirts, and what the Cosmos once were. Can you imagine the Ottawa owners saying things like that? It is laughable unless your only goal is MLS. I had to think there was a middle ground between O'Brien and Kemsley to bring back the Cosmos. Bringing back the Cosmos as a minor league team on LI does hurt the global brand whether O'Brien likes it or not. And there is a huge difference between playing the 2013 D2 Rowdies in NASL and LA Galaxy in MLS. The media coverage alone makes a huge difference. This only works if the Cosmos are truly going about this the right way and want to build to MLS. Where all those dreams about the Cosmos can happen. But O'Brien's comments rubbed me the wrong way as someone who doesn't get it and is in for a rude awakening about the NASL. And the true value of the Cosmos brand without being in MLS. I have a bad feeling about this. FCNY had plenty of dreams.