Cosmos and Minnesota win overseas

[NASL 2014 COUNTDOWN] The New York Cosmos evened their record on their trip to the United Arab Emirates with a 3-1 win over Al Wasl in Dubai.

Former Spanish international Marcos Senna scored two goals, and Hunter Freeman's second assist in the 64th minute set up defender Jimmy Ockford for the winning goal. Ockford is playing on loan from the Seattle Sounders.

Minnesota won the first game of its English preseason tour with a 3-0 win over Evo-Stik League (seventh division) opponent Matlock Town thanks to goals from Christian Ramirez, defender Cristiano Dias and forward Nate Polak.

Minnesota will face Derby County of the League Championship on Monday to close out its 10-day stay in England.

-- The Fort Lauderdale Strikers signed 23-year-old midfielder Fabrice Picault, who was born in New York to Haitian parents, moved to South Florida in his youth and later spent time in Italy in Cagliari's youth system. He is the third new signing for the 2014 season along with goalie Oka Nikolov and  Shawn Chin.

NASL Preseason Schedule:
March 14 in Conyers, Ga.
Atlanta vs. Southern Polytechnic State Univ.
March 15 in Atlanta
Atlanta vs. Charlotte Eagles
March 15 in Fort Myers, Fla.
FGCU vs. Tampa Bay
March 15 in Gatineau
Ottawa vs. York Univ.
March 15 in San Antonio
San Antonio vs. Tulsa Athletics
March 15 in Westfield, Ind.
Indy Eleven vs. Tourbeau Soccer Acad.
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March 17 in Derby, England
Derby County vs. Minn. United
March 18 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. UNC Wilmington
March 19 in Langley, B.C.
Trinity Western Univ. vs. FC Edmonton
March 21 in Birmingham, Ala.
UAB vs. Atlanta
March 21 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos vs. Ottawa
March 18 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. Univ. of North Carolina
March 22 in Louisville, Ky.
Indy Eleven vs. Univ. of Louisville
March 22 in Tampa. Fla.
Tampa Bay vs. Tampa Marauders
March 22 in Burnaby, B.C.
Simon Fraser Univ. vs. FC Edmonton
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March 23 in Morrow, Ga.
Atlanta vs. Auburn Univ.-Montgomery
March 26 in Abbotsford, B.C.
Univ. of Fraser Valley vs.  FC Edmonton
March 28 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. N.C. State
March 29 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. Charlotte Eagles
March 29 in Vancouver
Univ. of British Columbia vs. FC Edmonton
March 29 in New Port Richey, Fla.
Saint Leo Univ. vs. Tampa Bay
March 29 in Atlanta
Atlanta vs. Young Harris College
March 29 in Gatineau
Ottawa vs. Syracuse Univ.
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April 1 in Vancouver
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Edmonton
April 2 in Sunrise, Fla.
Ottawa vs. Floridians FC
April 4 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Indy Eleven vs. Indiana Univ.
April 5 in Sunrise, Fla.
Ottawa vs. FIU
April 6 in Atlanta
Atlanta vs. Carson-Newman College
April 6 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina vs. Old Dominion Univ.
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