Forward Tomasz Zahorski early goal has given the host San Antonio Scorpions a 1-0 lead over the league-leading New York Cosmos after 45 minutes at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Tex. on Saturday evening.
Polish striker Zahorski continued his torrid scoring with his ninth goal in only 12 games for the Scorpions thus far.
Forward Dennis Chin created the shot for Zahorski when he crossed it into the box after taking advantage of poor passing by the Cosmos. Zahorski controlled the cross and rocketed a shot across the goal and into the left side of the net.
After the goal, the Cosmos offense began to put pressure on the Scorpions’ backline, creating multiple shots off target. In the 17th minute, New York could not capitalize on a free kick that was headed just above the crossbar.
The Scorpions and Cosmos traded shots throughout the half with both teams unable to capitalize on decent scoring opportunities.
The Scorpions missed a chance to extend their lead when Stephen DeRoux found Javier Saavedra with perfect through ball in the box. Saavedra received the pass but could put the ball in the net.
The Cosmos missed their chance to tie the game when Paulo Mendes rocketed a great shot across the goal and past Scorpions’ goalie Jeremy Vuolo, only to hit the post.
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