PREVIEW | RailHawks vs. Cosmos

Carolina RailHawks aim to give the unbeaten New York Cosmos their first loss of the season
Carolina RailHawks Staff | May 15, 2015

 The Carolina RailHawks will host the New York Cosmos at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 pm ET.

“This match will be both challenging and entertaining,” RailHawks head coach Colin Clarke said. “Facing a player such as Raúl can only add value to the league and to the game. It will definitely be exciting to come out and try to beat the Cosmos once again.”

The RailHawks (1W-3D-2L, 6 points) will look to deliver New York their first loss of the year and enjoy a 4-0-1 overall record against the Cosmos. New York is looking for its first ever win in WakeMed Soccer Park. The last match these two sides played in North Carolina finished with the RailHawks topping New York, 5-4, and featured all nine goals being scored in the second half.

Former Real Madrid star Raúl will make his first appearance at WakeMed Soccer Park. The Spanish forward is the most capped player in Real Madrid's history, making 741 appearances in his 16-year spell in Madrid. Raúl scored 71 goals in the UEFA Champions League and is currently the third-highest goalscorer in the history of the competition. He was only recently surpassed by the immense talents of current Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona.

The RailHawks narrowly lost on the road against the San Antonio Scorpions last Saturday by a score of 1-0. The match was even throughout with the teams exchanging chances, but neither could find the back of the net. San Antonio striker Bright Dike finally scored a goal in the 79th minute that proved to be the winner.

The Cosmos (4-2-0, 14) are coming off of a 4-2 victory over FC Edmonton. They currently sit in first place in the NASL Spring Season standings.

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