RECAP | Fury FC 0, Cosmos 0

Neither side could find a winner in a tightly contested match between the top two sides in the Combined Standings
New York Cosmos Staff | Aug 26, 2015

The New York Cosmos extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches as they were held to a scoreless draw by Ottawa in a top-of-the-table North American Soccer League showdown at TD Place on Wednesday night.

The Cosmos, who trail Ottawa by four points in the Fall Season Standings, had more of the possession in the first half. In the 22nd minute, Adam Moffat had time and space to unleash a low shot from distance, but Ottawa goalkeeper Romuald Peiser made the save.

Six minutes later, Raúl slid a pass to Walter Restrepo on his right and the midfielder put a well-struck shot on frame. However Peiser parried it away for a Cosmos corner kick.

One minute from halftime, Paulo Junior attempted a shot for Ottawa, but it deflected in the air leading to an easy grab for Cosmos goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.

Fury FC's Carl Haworth had two quality chances inside of two minutes early in the second half. But the forward rolled an open shot from the top of the 18-yard box wide in the 50th minute and then had an attempt from 17 yards out blocked for a Fury corner kick.

In the 70th minute, Tom Heinemann attempted a diving header from the edge of the six-yard box, but it floated well wide of Maurer's net.

Both teams were attack-minded in the four minutes of second-half stoppage time, but neither could garner a quality scoring chance in the waning moments and settled for a share of the points.

The Cosmos, who lead Ottawa by five points in the Combined Standings, have won the previous four previous meetings with Fury FC, including a 1-0 result at Brooklyn’s MCU Park during the Spring campaign. The teams meet again at Shuart Stadium on September 22.

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