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New York Cosmos announce preseason friendly against San Jose Earthquakes

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The North American Soccer League season has been over for about a month, and already, fans are itching for anything resembling soccer. On Wednesday, the Cosmos gave their supporters some good news for Christmas, making their first announcement concerning the 2016 preseason, which will take place in the United States.

The Cosmos will take on Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes, in February, on the 27th, in Avaya Stadium. It will be the first time since the reboot that the club has taken on a MLS side during the buildup to the campaign, and will be played over a month ahead of the expected kickoff to the NASL season.

Cosmos' head coach Gio Savarese had the following to say about the match:

"We are expecting another busy preseason, which will be great preparation for defending our NASL championship. Not only will the Earthquakes be a great test for us as we return from the offseason, but we are also looking forward to playing in Avaya Stadium, known for one of the best atmospheres in the country."

While preseason friendlies don't matter all that much (at all, if we're being honest), it's always fun to see how the 'Mos stack up against MLS opposition. This should be fun.