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New York Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso joins Schwartz on Sports for an exclusive as his club eyes yet another championship. 

On the field, it’s the same old New York Cosmos as they’re back in the NASL Championship Final for the third straight season.

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A victory over the San Francisco Deltas on Sunday would give the Cosmos three straight Soccer Bowls, four in five years since the reboot season in 2013 and nine in franchise history.

But the future of the team and the North American Soccer League is very much up in the air as they have been stripped of their Division Two status by the United States Soccer Federation for the 2018 season. The NASL has filed a lawsuit and they are currently appealing a ruling that denied them a preliminary injunction that would have restored the D2 status while the lawsuit plays out.

Owner Rocco B. Commisso saved the team and the league last December when he purchased the Cosmos and now he’s spearheading the fight to once again keep the storied franchise and the league alive.

He joined me on “Schwartz On Sports” to talk about a number of topics including the season, his first year as an owner, as well as the ongoing legal battle with the USSF.

 NEXT: Giovanni Savares Talks Championships (Audio) 

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Peter Schwartz

Peter has been working in the New York sports media since 1989. He is currently an update anchor for CBS Sports Radio and WFAN. Peter is also the public address announcer for the NY Cosmos of the NASL and is a play by play announcer for high school sports on News 12 Varsity. An avid Islanders, Jets, and Yankees fan, Peter resides on Long Island with his wife Sheryl and their sons Bradley and Jared who side with their mother in rooting for the Mets!