hes not going to change anything because if PELE coudlnt do it, then no one really could I think a fairly compelling case can be made for Pele doing it. After Pele (and others) joined the Cosmos, they became so popular they sold out Giants Stadium. Let that sink in for a second. That's over 70,000 people. The NASL had a major television contract with CBS. The league was ultimately poorly run and waned, then folded, but there was huge popularity, especially in New York. And the sport has only grown in the US since then. That doesn't mean $50 million makes sense, but I don't know the terms of the deal. I doubt he's guaranteed that much in salary.