Match Preview: New York Cosmos seek revenge in Miami

The Cosmos have had an underwhelming two-game performance so far to kick off the 2017 season. A disappointing draw in Puerto Rico and a humbling home loss to Miami have set the tone to open up the season. In neither game was New York able to register a shot on goal and a series of defensive mistakes cost them dearly last weekend.

New York’s challenge will be to figure out their defensive issues and attacking options while traveling to face the side who issued them one of their worst home losses. Continue reading

Match Preview: New York Cosmos open ‘bonus season’ at Puerto Rico

The remaining questions can be put to bed for a day. The New York Cosmos will play their first competitive match since the club nearly expired for the second time in its history. And despite an impressive lineup, they will face a determined Puerto Rico FC that has something to prove. Continue reading

Match Preview: New York Cosmos and Indy Eleven battle for the title of NASL champion

2016-11-12_14-44-11It’s all led to this.

The NASL Championship Final might not be contested in a venue befitting the crown jewel match of the American second division, but it will still be battled as if it were when the Indy Eleven arrive at Belson Stadium tomorrow.

With Indy getting the better of the Cosmos in the season series (2-0-1), the Cosmos will look to have the last laugh and the right to hoist the Soccer Bowl trophy.  Continue reading

Match Preview: Cosmos seek revenge in Indy matchup

12961701_10154266908916091_3098416751648679996_nThe Cosmos are currently riding several hot streaks at the midpoint of the fall season. A three-game winning streak, a five-game unbeaten streak, and a 14-game unbeaten streak at home are all currently active for New York. And they will put them all on the line tonight when they take on the team that issued them their first loss of the season and snatched away the 2016 Spring title from them: the Indy Eleven. Continue reading

Match Preview: Cosmos and RailHawks both look to capitalize on stoppage-time wins

13062543_10154297749586091_4109103198407432686_nThe Carolina RailHawks travel to New York to face the Cosmos for the first time since their loss in Shuart Stadium on May 1st. The last encounter between the two not only gave Carolina its first loss of the season, but put an end to the four-game winning streak they opened their season with and began the seven-game winless streak that continued into the fall. Continue reading

Match Preview: Final clash of rivals for the season as Rowdies visit Cosmos

13833371_10154475679466091_241228601_oAside from the fact that we often see fireworks when the two teams in this reborn rivalry come together, both the Cosmos and the Rowdies will be looking for something to prove.

For the Rowdies, looking to push for a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2012, they look to prove that they can win consistently on the road. They’ve won only twice on the road this season (one better than last year), but one of those wins came up in Minnesota. They’ll look to overcome their history in New York in the Modern Era on Saturday evening.

For the Cosmos, who have been dismal on the road and dropped their first points at home last week with a draw against Rayo, they seek to regain their winning ways at home and stay in the hunt for the fall title behind Indy and Edmonton. Continue reading