Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance6495
  • Date08 Jun 14
  • VenueJames M. Shuart Stadium
  • Kick Off04:00 PM EDT
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NY Cosmos
NY Cosmos 1
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L D W L W
Ottawa Fury FC 0
Ottawa Fury FC

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Match Preview: New York Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury FC

Match Preview: New York Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury FC

NYC v OTT

Webcast: NASLLive.com
TV: NYC-ONE World Sports

New York Cosmos will close out the Spring Season when they welcome Ottawa Fury FC for the first time at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium.  The last time the Cosmos hosted a Canadian team from the provinces of Ontario was on September 5, 1984, a 1-1 draw (New York later won on shootout) against Toronto Blizzard at Giants Stadium.  New York is coming off a 3-0 victory over hosts Fort Lauderdale Strikers last week, while Ottawa closed out its home stand with a 1-0 win against FC Edmonton. 

Last Five Games:  NYC– L W W T W        OTT- L T W L W
  
Recognition:
NYC-Jimmy Maurer, Carlos Mendes, Danny Szetela (Team of the Week-8)
OTT-Mason Trafford (Team of the Week-8)

Stats leaders:
NYC-Goals – Mads Stokkelien (3); Assists – Sebástian Guenzatti, Mads Stokkelien (2)
OTT-Goals – Tony Donatelli (4); Assists – Tony Donatelli, Richie Ryan (3)

Series:
NASL Head-to-Head: First Meeting

Coaches quotes:
“We expect Ottawa to be a very difficult team. Even though they are a new club in the league, they have shown to be a difficult team to play against and have won a few matches. They have some quality players and they are a team that is able to go forward and score goals. They have made it very difficult for many different teams to play against.” – Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese

“This game has a lot of meaning for both teams. Our Club is growing in play and confidence and we believe in our chances going to New York.” – Fury FC coach Marc Dos Santos

Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau
Asst 1: Brian Dunn
Asst 2: Justin Lopez
4th: David Breckner

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New York Cosmos 1 Ottawa Fury FC 0

A goal from forward Alessandro Noselli gave the host New York Cosmos a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

NYCvOTT

A goal from forward Alessandro Noselli gave the host New York Cosmos a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury FC at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“We were able to come one point behind the team that won the Spring season," said Cosmos coach, Giovanni Savarese. "I thought we did some good things during the season, but we’re not satisfied with where we are right now. Even if we were to come out on top, we would still look at things in areas where we could be better. The New York Cosmos as an organization deserves a group that is never satisfied. We always can do something better, for sure.”

Noselli booted in a cross from Mads Stokkelien from 14 yards to give the Cosmos (6-2-1) a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute. It was Stokkelien’s team-leading third assist of the season as New York finished second behind Minnesota United.

Jimmy Maurer made two saves to earn his sixth clean sheet of the season. The biggest save came in the 89th minute when he came off his line to rob Drew Beckie from point blank range at the edge of the six-yard box.

On the half hour, Jimmy Ockford unleashed a magnificent blast from distance that Ottawa goalkeeper Devala Gorrick punched over the crossbar for the Cosmos fourth corner.

In the 50th minute, Ayoze played a perfect ball toward the back post, but Ockford was unable to latch onto it.

In the 64th minute, Stokkelien wasn’t able to get a good touch on a pass from Danny Szetela and in the 80th minute the Norwegian took a pass from Hunter Freeman, beat Gorrick, but missed the open net with his attempt.

Ottawa Fury FC (3-5-1) pressed for the equalizer late, but Carlos Mendes blocked Tony Donatelli’s shot in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time.

Before the match, the club honored the late Giorgio Chinaglia, retiring his No. 9 in a pregame ceremony attended by Cosmos alums and Chinaglia’s children.