COSMOS COPA NYC 2011 OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY
On Tuesday, April 26th, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, over 200 of NYC's soccer elite were invited to mark the official unveiling of the 2011 Cosmos Copa Tournament.
ESPN analyst and event host Tommy Smyth, and special guests New York Cosmos Academy Director Giovanni Savarese and legendary Colombian midfielder Andres Estrada presented the 2011 tournament outline and held the qualifying draw that determined which of the additional 22 teams will battle it out for the eight remaining spots available for this year's tournament. For a complete list of teams and their groups, please see the Tournament page.
Generous amounts of laughter, banter and country pride was on display while media, dignitaries, team officials and players spent an evening getting excited for the summer competition ahead.