Playing their second game in as many days, New York Cosmos B bounced back in a big way with a 3-1 win over New York Athletic Club Saturday afternoon at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Physical and a war in the midfield, this matchup was a typical fourth division trench battle. Continue reading
The stage was Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium on a warm summer evening.
No more than 20 seconds into the first extra time, Ibrahim Diaby swung his right boot through a backheel feed from Miguel Herlein on the edge of the 18 to stun the raucous record crowd of 18,227 into near silence. He sprinted towards the sideline, teammates in tow, in utter jubilation of the wonder goal he just scored.
Just before the stroke of halftime, Uwem Etuk found Julian Stahler on a breakaway for a tap in. As the ball rolled into the net, Stahler tore off his kit and sprinted towards the opposite sideline, knowing what the goal had meant.
And with this, the title had been sealed. Continue reading