Cosmos country has become a streaky bunch since the reboot era has arrived. As such, every week that the Cosmos play we ask ourselves, what streak are we keeping alive today? Cosmos country has enjoyed a pretty crazy streak of beautiful weather for home games dating back to 8/3/13 of last year when they played their first home match against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. It has never rained for a home match. The weather this Saturday calls for rain, will we keep that streak alive?
On the field, the New York Cosmos have gone 14 matches in NASL play since the last time they suffered defeat against the Carolina Railhawks, Ironically enough, it rained that day in Carolina pretty bad and the Cosmos dropped that match 3-0.
Speaking of shutouts, that brings to light another streak that is currently in the works for the boys in green. The Cosmos have gone four straight matches without giving up a goal dating back to 2013. Once again there is irony with this streak as well as the last team that managed to score a goal was this Saturday’s opponent, the San Antonio Scorpions. In that match, the Cosmos would win by a score of 2-1. Funny thing too, the Scorpions scored their lone goal in the third minute when Tomasz Zahorski managed to get one by Kyle Reynish. The rest of the match was dominated defensively by the NY Cosmos. Zahorski will be back and ready to play the NY Cosmos in hopes of scoring again. Another player to watch on the San Antonio Scorpions will be tough guy Julius James (#3 if you want to harass him). James sat out the Scorpions last match against the Silverbacks in which the Scorpions won 2-1, as a result of picking up a red card in the season opener against Minnesota United FC. After getting kicked in the head during a play by Tiago Calvano of Minnesota, James retaliated by shoving Calvano down and standing over him and taunting him. He’s hungry to get back on the pitch and play the defending NASL champions.
Not to back down from a challenge from James or any other player on the Scorpions, the New York Cosmos are locked and focused on one thing – the Spring NASL title. In a short NASL season, letting those teams at their heels gain an upperhand is not an option for the NY Cosmos. Minnesota United FC is also 2-0 on the season coming into this weekend’s action and will be matching up with FC Edmonton Saturday night at 8pm. Here are the other matches in the NASL for week 3:
All matches are on Saturday 4/26-
Carolina Railhawks at Ottawa Fury – 3:00pm
Indy Eleven at Ft. Lauderdale Stikers – 7:30pm
Atlanta Silverbacks at Tampa Bay Rowdies – 7:30pm
Don’t’ forget to visit “Fan Fest” prior to each Cosmos home match starting at 5pm. Don’t have children and fan fest is not your thing? No problem- make sure to check out the tailgate thrown by the Supporters Groups, the Borough boys and the Cross Island Crew also starting at 5pm in the parking lot behind Social Kitchen.
Finally this week’s promotion will be for the first 1,500 kids attending Saturday’s match. They will each take home a mini 2013 Championship pennant like the one pictured below. Come on out and supports your 2013 NASL champs – the New York Cosmos!