) Reasonably priced tickets. As exciting as the return of the Cosmos is, the team needs to remember it is still division two aka a minor league team. As such, the level of play will likely be a shade below the play in MLS and well below the soccer you can watch on TV. As such, ticket prices should reflect that much in the way Brooklyn Cyclones and Staten Island Yankee tickets are priced below tickets for the Mets and Yankees. Anything $12 or less would be reasonable.
Excellent point brought up by Mr Smith. One thing I fear is the Cosmos catching the "How Deep Can We Reach Into Their Pockets" fever that every team in NY has caught.
I can't speak for the Cyclones, but the S.I. Yankees sure caught it this summer. My wife and I would take our kids to maybe 4 or 5 games during the season (their stadium is about a 10 minute drive from our house), but that isn't happening this year.
It's no so much the prices per se, but the constant nickel and diming that rubs us the wrong way. For example my in-laws came into town last month, so we decided to take in a game. The $144 face value of tickets cost me $180 after all the "fees". The parking lot which is normally $6 to park all day morph's up to $8 on game night and although the beer prices remained the same as last year it's being served in smaller sized cups.
Jeez, that really is a kick in the nuts and a slap in the face when you start getting your pockets picked by a Single A Rookie League team. ;>)
$12 would be right by me and I wouldn't mind paying more if the team played at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium. Just don't nickel and dime me to death.