After the Cosmos win this weekend, Sports Illustrated has put out a report on Rocco Commisso’s plan save the Cosmos and reform US Soccer. Long story short, Commisso has developed a $500 million plan to reform into US Soccer, half of which coming from his own pocket, to make a stable D2 league with facilities able to seat 10,000 fans featuring the remaining NASL clubs and select NPSL clubs. The endgame of this league would be to implement promotion and relegation as soon as possible.
Chairman Rocco Commisso recently sent letters to U.S. Soccer detailing his investment plan in the sport.— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) April 30, 2018
Read those letters here: https://t.co/1BroJ7XLhr pic.twitter.com/5o0s6ULSwp
Letter from Rocco Commisso to Carlos Cordeiro (1/4) pic.twitter.com/JjcFZkzpQW— Chris Kivlehan (@kivlehan) April 30, 2018
Rocco Commisso also talked to the Guardian and made an appearance on Sirius XM to further explain his ideas.
Rocco Commisso offers $500m investment to fund NASL https://t.co/3syrZNlPR3— The Guardian (@guardian) April 30, 2018
Rocco Commisso on @davisjsn ' show on @SiriusXMFC - A thread:— Nipun Chopra (@NipunChopra7) April 30, 2018
Rocco recapitulates taking over Cosmos and promises made by USSF that NASL will remain D2. Rocco says he's put a lot of money and USSF went "out of their way" to destroy NASL.
For @NYCosmos Owner Rocco Commisso, Promotion/Relegation is key for the US to be considered a top league. pic.twitter.com/10VMt6ulNc— SiriusXM FC 157 ⚽ (@SiriusXMFC) April 30, 2018
Commisso may be a controversial figure in US Soccer, but money talks. With the sheer amount of revenue being brought to the table Carlos Cordeiro has to at least consider his ideas.