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Cyclones Drop Season Opener to SI Yankees, 7-4

Cyclones in a team huddle prior to game on 6/20. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

There has always got to be nerves on the first day, especially when you have an opportunity to perform or play in front of a crowd in a Big Time City like Brooklyn.

Getting the first game under your belt is a huge achievment, and is something that may go a long way as the 2017 Brooklyn Cyclones games progresses.

For now though, the team as well as what was an amazing crowd was delt with a 7-4 loss to rivals the Staten Island Yankees in New York-Penn League action at MCU Park.

Catcher Carlos Sanchez was one of four Cyclones recording a hit during the course of the game, while also bringing home two runs. Jacob ZanonReed Gamache, and Ian Strom all were able to tally hits in the Season Opener.

This edition of the 2017 Cyclones will now get a full taste of what it is like in New York-Penn League, as they will have three games on the road in Vermont, before returning home to MCU Park to host Hudson Valley in a game scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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Back on a Positive Track for Cosmos with 2-2 Draw Against North Carolina

Kalif Alhassan. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The New York Cosmos were able to get back on a positive track on 6/10, on what was a steamy day at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York. Finding agressive play, plenty of offensive opportunities on the cage, and players to step-up it was an overall impressive performance for the Boys in Green in the 2-2 Draw against North Carolina.

Irvin Herrera netted his second goal for New York, the first coming in the 4-2 loss versus FC Edmonton on 6/7. Earning his first start with the club, and looking very impressive was Eugene Starikov. Later in the match Kalif Alhassan provided a vital spark for the team as a substitution.

Alhassan provided instant energy and aggression, and was rewarded for his efforts, earning his first NASL goal with the club in the 87th Minute.

New York were able to get plenty of amazing opportunities throughout the match, as AyozeWalter RestrepoJavi Márquez and Andrés Flores all had quality chances throughout the night.

In his return to the cage from injury Keeper Jimmy Maurer made several massive saves throughout the match for New York. Head Coach and Sporting Director  Giovanni Savarese will have an interesting task during the matches when it comes time for who will man the cage. Brian Holt had several brilliant perfromances, and may get the call to start more as the season rolls along.

The Cosmos end their three-game home stand with a face-off against Puerto Rico FC on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm.

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Midfielder Kalif Alhassan, Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer and Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

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Frustration for Cosmos Who Fall to FC Edmonton 4-2

A moment of Frustration for Ayoze during the Cosmos match v FC Edmonton. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

It was a frustrating night for the New York Cosmos on 6/7, the first half firmly belonged to the boys in green up until the 65 minute.

In the 65 minute, all of the effort and work the team put into the match all went away via a series of Red Cards, penalties and eventually goals by FC Edmonton.

By the end of the match it was the visiting side that was able to take a 4-2 victory away from MCU Park, while also snapping a seven-game unbeaten run by the New York Cosmos.

New York had looked so dominant in the First Half of play, creating and trying to cash in on many great opportunities. It was during stoppage time that New York was able to score the first goal, as a cross from Ryan Richter found the head of Irvin Herrera.

Edmonton had tied things up in the 69 minute, as Sainey Nyassi opened things up for the visiting side. Minutes later, Tomi Ameobi gave the visiting team the lead. Later on in the match goals by Jake Keegan and Ameob helped to secure the victory.

New York will need to respond in a positive matter and will need for players to step-up, as not only many of the roster get the call to play for their respective National Soccer Clubs on Saturday, but there are also players who will serve a suspension due to the Red Cards issued in this match. The Cosmos will play North Carolina FC at MCU Park in a match slated for 4:00 p.m.

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Chanot and Callens help NYCFC earn comeback 2-1 victory over Philadelphia Union

Celebrate. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

In what was a thriller at Yankee Stadium, Maxime Chanot and Alexander Callens both scored their first goals to help NYCFC earn a 2-1 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Union on 6/3.

Things started out on a frustrating note for New York City FC, as they had plenty of opportunities, but were unable to cash in. Not helping the cause was the first goal by the Philadelphia Union.

The boys in blue were finally able to cash in on two amazing set-piece plays, and earn a well deserved victory at home.

Chanot was the first to score, tying the game at the ’80 mark, as the Luxembourgian connected on a front post header. Callens got the game-winner at the ’85 mark, putting in a rebounded shot that sent the NYCFC faitful home happy.

Notes:

  • NYCFC are now 7-5-3 for the 2017 season through 15 games
  • Miguel Camargo made his second start for the club since joining on loan from Chorillo
  • Ronald Matarrita returned to the field for the first time since NYCFC’s 2-0 win over Philadelphia in April
  • Maxime Chanot scored his first goal for the club
  • Alexander Callens scored his first goal for the club
  • NYCFC have won four of their last five games against Philadelphia Union

NYCFC will take a weekend off next week for the international break before returning to action on June 14 for the US Open Cup fourth round clash at Red Bull Arena. We return to Yankee Stadium on Saturday June 17 when Seattle Sounders are our opponents on NYCFC Pride Day.

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Mexico Downs Ireland in International Friendly at MetLife Stadium

Mexcian National Team. Photo by: Stacy Podelski1495 Sports

In what was an electric atmosphere at MetLife Stadium, both the Mexican and the Ireland National soccer team put on one heck of a showing in an international friendly.

It was Mexico that was able to earn a 3-1 victory on June 1, as goals from Jesus Corona, Raul Jimenez and Carlos Vela that was able to secure the positive result.

Both teams had an opportunity to play in front of 42,017 fans, who provided a massive amount of energy throughout the night.

The Irish side showed their fighting spirit throughout the match, showing some brilliant ball movement and aggressive shooting. It was in the Second Half the National Team was rewarded with a goal by Stephen Gleeson.

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New York City FC returns to Yankee Stadium but Draws to New England

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Maxi Morales. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

After what was a grueling road trip for New York City FC, the club returned home to the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium on 5/31 to take on the New England Revolution.

Both clubs battled and wound up with a point, as the end result was a 2-2 draw. In Patrick Vieira’s 50th game in charge, it had almost seemed as if he was able to find a solution to the club’s finishing ways in the Second Half of the Match.

Vieira made the call to sub Miguel Camargo, who put in a header at the ’64 mark to give New York the lead at the time. New England was able to keep finding responses and remained stubborn throughout to earn the draw. Earning the first goal of the match for NYCFC was Jack Harrison at the ’17 mark.

Maxi Morales earned the Man of the Match award for the club for his excellent play during the match. Morales was a sparkplug for the team, and earned the assist on the goal that was scored by Camargo.

Notes:

  • NYCFC are now 6-5-3 for the 2017 season through 14 games
  • Jack Harrison has now scored six goals in 14 games this season
  • Sean Johnson celebrated his 28th birthday with an assured display in goal – but could do little about either Revolution goal
  • Miguel Camargo scored his first goal of the season against Revolution
  • This was the first time in 14 MLS fixtures that NYCFC have conceded a goal in the final 15 minutes

NYCFC are back at Yankee Stadium on Saturday as they host Philadelphia (1pm ET). NYCFC won 2-0 in Philadelphia back in April and will look to repeat the success on home soil.

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Cosmos and Deltas Battle to a Tough Draw at MCU Park on 5/27

It was a physcial 0-0 Draw between the Cosmos and the Deltas on 5/27. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

It was a physical soccer match between the New York Cosmos and the San Francisco Deltas, neither team was able to score in NASL action at MCU Park.

The Cosmos have now been able to extend their unbeaten streak to six games and according to Head Coach and Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese are becoming closer to what he hopes the team’s identity will be this season.

New York did a terrific job with keeping San Francisco off the board, while trying to get a goal in the First Half of play. It was in the Second Half that the hard work and effort of the team really showed.

Emmanuel Ledesma earned the  Emirates Man of the Match honors award after the match today, for his aggressive play in the midfield, which helped to create many opportunities for the team.

At the haf the team honored Midfielder, Danny Szetela, and goalkeeper, Jimmy Maurer for reaching 100 club appearances for the Cosmos this season. Szetela and Maurer became the third and fourth players with 100 games for the club in the Modern Era, joining teammates, Ayoze and Carlos Mendes, who reached the milestone last season.

The Cosmos will be on the road to play North Carolina FC on Sunday, June 4th at 4:00 pm.

The team will return to MCU Park on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm, as they host FC Edmonton.

NOTE:

Both the Cosmos and the Deltas took time prior to the match to honor the Military during this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Emmanuel Ledesma and Brian Holt along with Head Coach/Sporting Director Giovanni Savarese:

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