It has been an extremely long off season for New York Cosmos supporters and their fans. Nothing is better to satisfy the cravings of supporters groups than to have a healthy gathering, belt out some Cosmos chants and honor their favorite player of the year. The Borough Boys Supporters group recently conducted a poll that asked the fans to pick their most valuable player of the year and the voting was pretty decisive. Marcos Senna came to the Cosmos with much fanfare thanks to the success he had in Europe. He wasted no time however winning the hearts of the New York soccer faithful. The now owner of the infamous “Lone Goal” at the 2013 soccer bowl, Senna was all smiles this past Saturday night when he accepted the Fan Player of The Year award from the Borough Boys.
The Borough Boys did an amazing job putting together the evening as it also served as the Supporters Group annual fundraiser. There were several items for auction including Cosmos apparallel, season ticket plans, autographed memorabilia and other great soccer items.
However for this Cosmos soccer fan the night was extra special. Sure there was lots of catching up with the brethren that make up the Five Points but it was also the chance to start the task of getting the Cross Island Crew’s name on the mind’s of Cosmos fans and most importantly, the Cosmos themselves. What better way to start that task than to have the best player from last season give you one heck of an endorsement. I honestly could not have thought of a better person to do that than Marcos Senna. Not only has he come to the Cosmos and assimilated to life in NY just fine, but he moved his entire family as well as his two children to live in where else – Long Island. It was honor to personally meet Marcos Senna and to spend some time chatting with him. When I explained the objectives of the Cross Island Crew and how our hopes are to garnish a fan base in Long Island, he smiled and agreed that you can never have too many fans at games. He obliged for a pictue and told me, let’s show them what they are missing!
After posing for a picture with members of the Cross Island Crew he turned to this Cosmos Soccer Fan and asked, “So I get to keep this scarf right?”
My reply to him was “Marcos you’re from Brazil, this winter is far from over of course you can keep it!”
In addition to having Senna approve of the Cross Island Crew, there were many positive comments made throughout the night regarding the Crew’s purposes as well as those nifty looking scarves. We look forward to the task we have at hand. But for this night, it was all about being in attendance Saturday night and joining the Borough Boys in unison to cheer on Marcos Senna on his amazing achievements during 2013! The only thing that was missing was our brothers and sisters from La Banda Del Cosmos. We hope to see them very soon in the future!
Take a look and listen to some of the fun that we shared this past Saturday night!