The New York Cosmos (3-2-0) snapped a two game losing streak with a huge victory over Minnesota United FC (4-1-0) in North American Soccer League action on Monday night.
In what was a physical and tension filled night for both clubs, one could see the importance of the match in the style of play being shown by both teams.
New York had so many wonderful opportunities in the first half of play that were either denied by the Minnesota defense, or were not meant to go into goal in that frame.
In the second half though it was magical midfielder Marcos Senna coming through with another big goal for the club. It was at the 61st minute that Senna bent the ball past Minnesota United FC keeper Matt Van Oekel to record the game-winner for the team. Senna was set up beautifully by defender Hunter Freeman, who was one of many that had an impactful night for the club.
The Cosmos defense combined with keeper Jimmy Maurer kept the door closed on Minnesota United FC, while also denying the club the opportunity of the undefeated Spring Season.
Also having impactful nights for the club were Joseph Nane, David Diosa who made his Cosmos home debut tonight and Jemal Johnson who is so close to a goal it would not be surprising to see him score one within the next few games.
New York will look to continue to build upon this game and the momentum they have, but will have a tough road trip to Tampa Bay to take on the rival Rowdies on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. The guys will return to Shuart Stadium on May 24 as they take on Indy Eleven with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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Head Coach Giovanni Savarese
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