Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
New Cosmos win before 11,929 fans
August 3rd, 2013 11:34PM

TAGS:  nasl, new york cosmos


[NASL REWIND: Week 1] A new era in the North American Soccer League began Saturday as the New York Cosmos beat the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, 2-1, before a sellout crowd of 11,929 at Shuart Stadium.

Italian sub Alessandro Noselli scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give the Cosmos the victory. Peri Marosevic had given the Cosmos in front in the 44th minute, but Walter Restrepo equalized for the Strikers in the 73rd minute.

"He's a striker, a player who we know what he's capable of," Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese said of Noselli, who played for NYC Italy in the Cosmos Copa this summer. "He scored in Italy for many years. He was very smart reading the play and being able to put it in dramatically at the end."

The return of the Cosmos overshadowed a wild match on the opening day of the fall season in San Antonio, where the Tampa Bay Rowdies came back from 3-0 down after 18 minutes to win, 7-4.

Hans Denissen
scored twice in the first 16 minutes and Pole Tomasz Zahorski added the first of two goals in his debut two minutes later, but the Rowdies responded with four unanswered goals, taking a 4-3 lead on Amanai Walker's goal in the 45th minute. Georgi Hristov scored two second-half goals and Etienne Barbara also added an second-half goal in his debut for the Rowdies.

-- The spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks won, 1-0, at Minnesota United thanks to a goal by defender Mike Randolph off a corner in the 22nd minute. Carolina also won, 1-0, beating FC Edmonton in a match delayed two hours because of bad weather and another 20 minutes because of a power outage.

NASL FALL WEEK 1, Schedule:
Saturday, August 3
Carolina 1 FC Edmonton 0
New York 2 Fort Lauderdale 1
Minnesota 0 Atlanta 1
San Antonio 4 Tampa Bay 7

NASL FALL WEEK 2, Schedule:
Saturday, August 10
Atlanta vs. Carolina
Tampa Bay vs. New York
Fort Lauderdale vs. Minnesota
Sunday, August 11
FC Edmonton vs. San Antonio

Saturday, August 17
Carolina vs. New York
Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay
San Antonio vs. Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, August 18
FC Edmonton vs. Atlanta

Saturday, August 24
Carolina vs. Minnesota
New York vs. San Antonio
Atlanta vs. Fort Lauderdale
Tampa Bay vs. FC Edmonton

(Click here to watch NASL streams.)

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls-Crew SC Takeaways: Columbus holds on, barely    
A 2-0 lead from the first leg proved to be just enough for Columbus to capture ...
FC Dallas-Portland Takeaways: Timbers are peaking    
On the verge of elimination in the shootout of the knockout round against Sporting Kansas City, ...
Video Pick: Klopp gets Scouse lesson from boy reporter     
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp sits down for an interview with 9-year-old Kop Kids reporter Isaac, who ...
MLS Best XI: A new order    
LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, earning his fourth consecutive selection, was the only repeat selection on ...
What They're Saying: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli    
"I'm relaxed. At this time, the coach is not at risk." -- Livorno president Aldo Spinelli ...
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
Scoreboard: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament    
Unseeded Boston College knocked Big East champion Georgetown, No. 1 in the final Soccer American Top ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives