The Cosmos need a win on Saturday in order to keep things close at the top of the NASL table, when they face the Tampa Bay Rowdies in St. Petersburg. With a win, the Cosmos would be no more than three points from the top, and could move within one if FOrt Lauderdale and Minnesota United split points.
With that in mind, Gio Savarese has selected a strong lineup, and David Diosa will be making the first start of his Cosmos career. Here are the eleven players Gio Savarese selected, and the seven on the bench:
Tampa Bay has responded with the following lineup:
Rowdies XI (4-4-2): GK Pickens; D Hunt, Sanfilippo (c), Needham, Wallace; M Lallet, Hill, Russell, Savage; F Townsend, Hristov— Rowdies Gameday (@RowdiesGameday) May 17, 2014
Rowdies subs: GK Thompson; D Rodrigues, Wagner, Gafa; M Clinton, Frimpong; F Mkosana— Rowdies Gameday (@RowdiesGameday) May 17, 2014
Here's hoping the good guys win this one, and do so by several goals.