New York Cosmos win third NASL title in four years; beat Indy in penalties

Cosmos celebrate their win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Cosmos celebrate their win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos claimed their third NASL title of the reboot Era and their eighth NASL title overall on Sunday night, playing a scoreless match through extra time. Penalties were required and the Cosmos prevailed 4-2.  Continue reading

Cardiac Cosmos defeat Rayo OKC 2-1 in the 90th; advance to host NASL Final

Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC

Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC

The New York Cosmos defeated Rayo OKC 2-1, coming back from a first half deficit to win the match and the right to host the NASL Final at Belson Stadium next week. Venezuelan power was in full effect as Juan Arango and Yohandry Orozco got the goals to advance New York to the title match. Continue reading

New York Cosmos defeat Minnesota United, end regular-season with a win

JC Banks (L) and Jimmy Mulligan (R) [Photo: Minnesota United]

JC Banks (L) and Jimmy Mulligan [Photo: Minnesota United]

The New York Cosmos defeated Minnesota United 1-0, getting a goal from an unexpected contributor and a shutout from Jimmy Maurer. With the loss, Minnesota United’s time in the NASL comes to an end as they move on to MLS.  Continue reading

New York Cosmos wreck Miami FC 4-0; remain undefeated at home in 2016

Yohandry Orozco celebrates a goal [Photo: Eytan Calderon/TICC]

Yohandry Orozco celebrates a goal [Photo: Eytan Calderon/TICC]

The New York Cosmos remained undefeated at home, handing Miami FC a 4-0 drubbing behind goals from Jairo Arrieta, Juan Arango, a brace from Yohandry Orozco, and a shutout from Brian Holt. The win also set a Modern Era NASL record for an unbeaten streak at home with 19 games, breaking their previous record of 18.  Continue reading

New York Cosmos defeat Jacksonville Armada 4-2; claim NASL Fall and Combined titles

Yohandry Orozco [Photo: Jacksonville Armada]

Yohandry Orozco [Photo: Jacksonville Armada]

The New York Cosmos defeated the Jacksonville Armada 4-2 with a come from behind win that included two Juan Arango free kick goals.

Coupled with an FC Edmonton loss in Minnesota, the Cosmos also laid claim to the 2016 NASL Fall and Combined season titles, giving them the #1 seed and hosting rights to their playoff matches.

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New York Cosmos find a draw, lose two players in Ottawa

Thomas Stewart and Jimmy Ockford chase a ball [Photo: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography]

Thomas Stewart and Jimmy Ockford chase a ball [Photo: Steve Kingsman/Freestyle Photography]

The New York Cosmos found an equalizer to salvage a road point in Ottawa after a mostly lackluster performance against the Fury. The valuable road point moves them slightly closer to the Fall and Combined titles, but the result did not come without a price.

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New York Cosmos defeat Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 2-0, secure fourth straight postseason berth

Giovanni Savarese, Ayoze, and his family [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Giovanni Savarese, Ayoze, and his family [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

The New York Cosmos defeated the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-0, securing a postseason spot for the fourth straight season and tying the record for consecutive unbeaten matches at home with 18.

Left back Ayoze was celebrated before the evening kicked off as he reached 100 appearances for New York.

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New York Cosmos fall to Indy Eleven 3-0

Don Smart and Ayoze [Photo: Matt Schlotzhauer]

Don Smart and Ayoze [Photo: Matt Schlotzhauer]

The New York Cosmos fell to the Indy Eleven 3-0 behind goals from Justin Braun, Eamon Zayed, and Dylan Mares. The loss ended a nine-game unbeaten streak for the Cosmos and was the fifth time this season the Cosmos were shut out.  Continue reading

Cosmos held to scoreless draw by Edmonton, remain atop tables

Head Coach Giovanni Savarese, Carlos Mendes and the Mendes family celebrate his 100th match as a Cosmos (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

Head Coach Giovanni Savarese, Carlos Mendes and the Mendes family celebrate his 100th match as a Cosmos (Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC)

The Cosmos were held to just their second draw of the season at home as they were held scoreless by FC Edmonton.

The match held added significance for the club as Carlos Mendes, the captain, became the first Cosmos player to achieve 100 appearances for his club (between NASL regular-season, post-season, and US Open Cup action). Mendes was also awarded Man of the Match honors.  Continue reading