Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cosmos Director of Soccer Eric Cantona's Controversial Training Methods

Adding to the mysterious aura surrounding the make-believe soccer club, the New York Cosmos named Manchester United "Player of the Century" Eric Cantona their "Director of Soccer" today.

From the Cosmos' press release:
“I am very honored to join the legendary club New York Cosmos. It’s a big project, a wonderful project. The Cosmos are very strong, beautifully made, with a great past. It’s kind of a mix between football and art. I will do everything that I can to help us first find our way to regain the #1 position in the United States, and then for us to become one of the best clubs in the world over the coming years.”
The Cosmos news comes on the heals of their announcement of the hiring of former Los Angeles Galaxy player and coach Cobi Jones as "Assistance Director of Soccer". The two, Cantona and Jones, are expected to become the Batman and Robin of the American soccer world. Racing around stopping the ugly game where ever it arises.

More controversial that the fact that the Cosmos don't have a team, but do have a youth academy, a jersey (that doesn't fit into MLS' contract with adidas... I'm sure they won't mind), and more backroom staff than an illegal "massage' parlor is Cantona's training methods.

Despite Cantona's superb record as a player until his retirement in 1997, his post-playing career has been marred after an undercover investigation revealed dangerous, illegal, and sometimes just absurd training methods he put dozens soccer stars through before the World Cup. No charges were ever filled against Cantona, but his reputation has been sullied in European footballing circles.

It looks as thought the Cosmos are looking pass all that as they construct a viable team for Major League Soccer and global dominance.

The hidden camera footage is below:

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  1. I'll be fired up when I see a team.

  2. Wow he is really tall, when i see his face i feel scared to bet him. I was joking, i'm not playing of soccer, but i loved to watch all sports in ESPN

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