- Associated Press - Thursday, February 2, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Cosmos are moving to Brooklyn after four seasons on Long Island.

The team, which re-launched in 2013 as part of the second-tier North American Soccer League, said Thursday it will play at MCU Park, home of the New York Mets’ Class A Brooklyn Cyclones.

Its home opener will be April 1, the first of 16 regular-season matches.

The Cosmos were bought last month by former Columbia University soccer player Rocco B. Commisso. Since their relaunch, they had played at Hofstra’s stadium in Hempstead while they sought a new stadium next to Belmont Park.

Average home attendance declined from 6,859 in 2013 to 3,775 last year.



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