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New York Cosmos Lose To Tampa Bay, Get Ready For Minnesota

by Daniel Steele | Posted on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014


Last weekend, the New York Cosmos left Florida without a point after falling to the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 3-1. Despite positive buildup play and several chances on net, the Cosmos failed to achieve a lead, looking out of sync and off balance for most of the evening.

This week, the Cosmos look to bounce back with a victory against defending NASL champions, Minnesota United. United have picked up right where they left off during the spring season, currently sitting atop the league with a three-point cushion.

The key to Minnesota’s success has been 23-year old Christian Ramirez, who leads the league with 12 goals on the season. Ramirez set YouTube abuzz last week when his awe-inspiring bicycle kick goal highlighted a dominant 5-1 victory against Indy Eleven. Minnesota certainly looks like the class of the NASL once again, and a victory against this surging squad will be key to a Cosmos title push.

The Cosmos host Ramirez and his Minnesota squad Saturday August 23 at 7pm at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium. Both teams will be searching for a victory to help secure their respective places in the postseason.

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