Aug 3, 2013; Hempstead, NY, USA; New York Cosmos forward Stefan Dimitrov (17) controls the ball against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers during the first half of a match at James M. Shuart Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

View from the New York Cosmos: September 8, 2013


Giovanni Savarese’s New York Cosmos continued their season with another draw. This time, they payed to a 1-1 tie with the Atlanta Silverbacks, the Spring champions of the North American Soccer League, at Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Silverbacks goalkeeper Joe Nasco faced 17 shots, but most were either off or saves. The Cosmos boss wasn’t too pleased with the way things panned out.

“I cannot be happy for a tie at home. For us, it’s about winning. We cannot be satisfied and we need to continue working but the good thing is that the team is growing and has showed good composure,” Savarese told reporters. “We need to work a little bit more on putting the ball in the net because we created so many opportunities today and we could’ve definitely won the game.

“But we need to focus on the positives today and the team showed so much composure and maturity and we created a lot of chances.”

Marcos Senna, one of the most reliable players for the Cosmos this year, gave the Cosmos a 1-0 lead before Shane Maroney put the match on level terms in the 47th minute of play.

“I felt like we dominated the game from beginning to end,” Senna said of the performance. “It’s a shame that we couldn’t finish them off. He’s a good goalkeeper and he kept them in the game.”

Up next for the Cosmos is Minnesota United on Sept. 14 at Shuart Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised by SNY and One World Sports.

Lineups:

New York Cosmos:

Reynish Freeman, Gorskie, Mendes, Rovérsio, Guenzatti, Szetela, Senna, Chirishian (Ayoze 83′), Dimitrov, Noselli (Kashiwase 21′, Díaz 90′)

Atlanta Silverbacks:

Nasco; Randolph, Moroney, Lancaster, Navarro; Menjivar, Blanco (Reiss 80′), James (Luna 65′), Cruz; Mendes, Stisser (Caceres 73′)

Scoring Summary: 

New York Cosmos: Marcos Senna – 44′ (pen.)
Atlanta Silverbacks: Shane Moroney – 49′

Stats:

New York Cosmos Atlanta Silverbacks
Shots 8 4
Corners 4 3
Fouls 7 7
Offsides 0 1

 

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