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Recap: Cosmos take top seed in Championship at Rowdies’ expense

Walter Restrepo and Sebastian Guenzatti celebrate the second goal (Photo: New York Cosmos)

New York Cosmos 2-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies Highlights: Goals: 54’ – Raul (NYC); Assisted by Ruben Bover 58’ – Seba Guenzatti (NYC); Assisted by Walter Restrepo Major Themes: The Cosmos entered the match knowing they could walk away with the top seed for the Championship. With the Fury resting many of their starters versus Atlanta and

Preview: Cosmos and United battle for top spot

Minnesota United – New York Cosmos Major Themes: Minnesota United enters the match with serious opportunities within their grasp. Tied with Ottawa for the fall lead, a win allows them to stay competitive for the fall title and may put them in the lead, pending the outcome of the Fury-Strikers match. In

Raul surgical strike deep-sixes Armada

New York Cosmos 1-0 Jacksonville Armada Goals: 74’ – Raul (NYC) Cards: 24’ – Lucas Scaglia 52’ – Lucas Trejo (Red) 58’ – Nicolas Perea 87’ – Akeil Barrett Post-Whistle – Lucas Scaglia (Red) Major Themes: After their worst league performance of the year, the Cosmos were able to shake off a difficult first half and find a goal for

Preview: New York and Minnesota Look To Sustain Momentum

Photo: Minnesota United FC

New York Cosmos - Minnesota United FC  Major Themes: The midweek matchup amid a crowded schedule means each manager will have an eye on fatigue and depth in their squads.  We may see alternative XI's and/or early substitutions to keep each squad fresh. New York has prevailed over Minnesota, historically.  United has never reached

5 Players Who Are Lightning Fast

Every Thursday, Midfield Press presents five new players for your consideration.  This week, we look at players who showcase blistering speed. Johann Smith, Midfielder, FC Edmonton You could be forgiven for forgetting that Johann Smith put in five games with the United States’ U-20 team and in those five starts scored four

Endline: NASL Needs More Committed Fans

Railhawks's Oak City Supporters during their game versus Minnesota United FC (Photo: Rob Kinnan-Carolina RailHawks)

‘Endline’ is a weekly column in which David Martin surveys the NASL landscape for a topic of interest and fires a broadside of opinion. The content below reflects the opinion of the author alone and not that of Midfield Press or other individual staff. If you have only just begun following NASL,

A Look Back At The Cosmos’ USOC Run

Photo Courtesy New York Cosmos

In a difficult year for the NASL in the Open Cup, the Cosmos were the only NASL side to advance to the Round of 16. Seven of the second-division sides fizzled out in their opening matches and the Silverbacks were bounced out of the fourth round by the New York