Despite only training together for a couple days before the match, the Italians were the ones with the winning strategy in the match and rode two second-half goals from Rasmus Hansen to end the Cosmos’ cup aspirations with a 3-2 win.
New York Cosmos
The New York Cosmos B, Jacksonville Armada Under-23s, and Miami FC 2, the three reserve teams for the remaining clubs in the North American Soccer League (NASL), will be allowed to enter the US Open Cup.
All three of Reading’s goals came in a six-minute stretch late in the first half. Paul Marie shook off a defender and made a run down the left side to even the score at 1-1 in the 38th minute.
For the third time in as many years, the New York Cosmos were bounced out of the US Open Cup in the Round of 16, this time falling to the New England Revolution 3-2. Late goals would, once again, be the culprit in denying them a result.
For the second year in a row, the Cosmos eliminate spoil the opening game for NYCFC.
For the third year in a row, the Cosmos began their US Open Cup run with a shutout of an amateur club.
“It’s a pretty simple decision for us because it’s kind of ridiculous to have two teams in the same tournament.”
The New York Red Bulls avenged last year’s upset loss by thumping the New York Cosmos 4-1 at Red Bull Arena.
UPDATE: The Round of 16 draw was conducted by the US Soccer Federation and it was determined that the New York Red Bulls will host the New York Cosmos in the next round. The match was built up to be a huge one, and it surely didn’t disappoint. While there were highs and lows for […]
It’s always great to see a Cinderella story in the US Open Cup, but today at Belson Stadium, the sheer quality of the New York Cosmos ended one such storyline with a rout of the Jersey Express of the PDL.