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 Ayoze, Walter Restrepo, Javi 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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