The New York Cosmos opened their preseason with a 6-0 win against the Newtown Pride FC in their first match since 1984.
Played at New Britain, CT's Veterans Memorial Stadium, the match was part of Soccer Revolution, with all proceeds going towards the Newtown Parent Connection.
The Cosmos came close to opening the scoring after 20 minutes when a dangerous cross from left-back Korey Veeder narrowly evaded Satoru Kashiwase at the back post.
The Cosmos' attacking play was then nearly rewarded in the 29th minute when Peri Marosevic was brought down in the box. However, Ayoze's resulting spot kick was saved by the Newtown keeper Brad Jeeves.
Ayoze made amends a minute later when the Cosmos were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal. The Spanish midfielder curled a beautiful free kick up and over the wall to break the deadlock. The Cosmos would take the one goal lead into halftime.
The Cosmos' attack came to life ten minutes after the break. Henry Lopez doubled the Cosmos' lead with a drilled finish at the back post after 55 minutes.
Trialist Alessandro Noselli made it 3-0 to the Cosmos 15 minutes later when he headed home Hunter Freeman's lofted cross.
The pride were reduced to ten men when Diego Orlandi was shown a straight red card after a studs-up tackle on Stefan Dimitrov.
Edison, also on trial, made it 4-0 to the Cosmos when he exchanged passes with Korey Veeder and calmly slotted home.
Substitute Juan Gonzalez added to the Cosmos lead when he chipped the Pride Keeper. In the last minute of the match, Paulo Mendes bundled home a Edison free kick to complete the 6-0 win.
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