Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance4524
  • Date06 Aug 14
  • VenueJames M. Shuart Stadium
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Match Preview: New York Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton

Match Preview: New York Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton

NYCvFCE

Webcast: NASLLive.com

TV: ONE World Sports

 

Last year’s NASL Soccer Bowl champion, New York Cosmos are searching for their first home victory of the Fall Season when they take on FC Edmonton at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium.  The Cosmos are coming off a 1-0 home loss to Carolina RailHawks last week, while the host Eddies earned their first win of the Fall Campaign by defeating the league-leaders San Antonio Scorpions, 3-1.  New York won the last meeting between the two sides at Edmonton, 1-0, this past Spring, thanks to a game-winner from midfielder Sebástian Guenzatti on April 19.  However, the previous game between the two clubs at James M. Shuart Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw on October 20, 2013.

 

Last Five Games:  NYC – W L W T L                              FCE – W T L L W                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Recognition:

NYC- N/A

FCE-Daryl Fordyce, Lance Laing (Team of the Week-4)

 

Stats leaders:

NYC-Goals – Mads Stokkelien (3); Assists – Mads Stokkelien (3)

FCE-Goals – Daryl Fordyce (6); Assists – Lance Laing (4)

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (3 meetings): Cosmos 1 win, 2 ties, 0 losses – 3 GF/2 GA (+1 GD)

At Cosmos: (1 meeting): Cosmos/Eddies 0 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses – 1 GF/1 GA (0 GD)

Last Spring Season: (1 meeting): Cosmos 1 win, 0 ties, 0 losses – 1 GF/0 GA (+1 GD)

Last meeting: April 19, 2014 at Clarke Stadium — Eddies 0-1 Cosmos

 

Coaches quotes:

“The mid-week game gives us an opportunity to put Saturday’s defeat behind us quickly and move forward to the next game against FC Edmonton on Wednesday. For us, this game is a Final." – Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese

“The next two games look out for themselves. The Cosmos lost and we have to be prepared for the energy and enthusiasm that they will have so we will have to be at our very best Wednesday night.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

 

Referee: Robert Sibiga

Asst 1: Sin Hang Lai

Asst 2: Logan Brown

4th: Robyn Crawford-Smith

 

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New York Cosmos 0 FC Edmonton 0

New York Cosmos and visiting FC Edmonton played to a scoreless draw to a crowd of 4,524 at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium during NASL Fall Season’s Wednesday Night Fútbol.

NYCvFCE

New York Cosmos and visiting FC Edmonton played to a scoreless draw to a crowd of 4,524  at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium during NASL Fall Season’s Wednesday Night Fútbol.

The Cosmos created some of its best scoring chances in the second half and had 19 shots on goal for the contest. New York has not scored in more than two games since Jemal Johnson had a seventh minute goal in a 1-1 draw at Fort Lauderdale on July 26.

It looked as if New York would find the net in the 50th minute. A high kick was lofted to the Edmonton box as keeper John Smits first fumbled the ball and his dive took out Cosmos forward Jemal Johnson as the penalty was awarded.

Cosmos midfielder Marcos Senna, starting for the first time since May 24, took one step, hesitated and ultimately sailed his penalty kick attempt high over the crossbar to keep the game scoreless in the 51st.

With goals coming at a premium, Savaraese sent in Mads Stokkelien as a substitute in the 58th minute for Stefan Dimitrov. The scoring opportunities kept coming as Senna’s free kick just 22-yards away from the goal grazed above the crossbar in the 69th minute.

Edmonton forward Tomi Ameobi was issued a red card for a late sliding tackle on Cosmos midfielder Danny Szetela in the 74th minute. With New York up a man, Ayoze had his free kick curve into the top left corner, but was palmed away at the last second by a leaping Smits in the 82nd minute.

Senna had a free kick late in stoppage time that went just inches wide of the left corner of the net.