A year after the New York Red Bulls U23 beat Chattanooga FC to capture the NPSL championship, the New York Cosmos B spoiled the Tennessee club's title hopes with a 3-2 win in overtime in front of a
record-breaking crowd of 18,227.
The first-year Cosmos B got two goals from midfielder Ibrahim Diaby
and one from midfielder Julian Stahler
to hold off Chattanooga
“Personally this means so much to me because I know how much these kids have sacrificed and worked,” New York Cosmos B head coach Alecko Eskandarian
lot of guys went away from their families and trusted me. I’m really happy to see it all pay off in the end because I have a fantastic group of talented players that have bright futures
ahead of them.”
Photo by Ray Soldano, courtesy
Chattanooga FC sent the game to overtime on a goal in the 68th minute by veteran striker Chris Ochieng. After it went down 3-1 in overtime, a goal from midfielder
Samuel Goni brought Chattanooga FC to withing 3-2, but a late save by Kyle Zobeck preserved the win.