The 2014 NASL fall schedule has been released, and the Cosmos will be opening at home, as they have in both the first half of the NASL season and the fall 2013 campaign. Here is the complete 18-match New York Cosmos fall schedule:
NY Cosmos vs. San Antonio Scorpions – Saturday, July 12, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Ottawa Fury FC vs. NY Cosmos – Sunday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Carolina RailHawks – Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton – Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Atlanta Silverbacks vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Minnesota United – Saturday, August 23, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Indy Eleven vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, August 30, 7:30 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Saturday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Atlanta Silverbacks – Saturday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Carolina RailHawks vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FC Edmonton vs. NY Cosmos – Sunday, September 28, 4:00 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Indy Eleven – Saturday, October 4, 8:00 p.m.
NY Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury – Saturday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Minnesota United vs. NY Cosmos– Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. EDT
NY Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies – Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. EDT
San Antonio Scorpions vs. NY Cosmos – Saturday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. EDT
The home side is listed first for all contests
The fall schedule is a bit more balanced that the 9-match spring season, as all clubs will face each NASL opponent once at home and once away. After all 18 matches are complete, the fall champion will face the spring champion in the Soccer Bowl, a game that the spring winner will host. Should the same team win both the spring and fall championships, the team with the second-highest points total for the combined 2014 season will become the visiting side in the Soccer Bowl.
The Cosmos will host both of the league's new teams in the spring season, meaning the fall will give give the club their first trips to both Indy and Ottawa. The final fixture of the fall season will be away at San Antonio, and will mark the only time this season in which the Cosmos are scheduled to return to the site where they clinched the 2013 fall championship. That game will also be of note for new signing Hans Denissen, who spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Scorpions.