After months of waiting, New York Cosmos fans will finally have their chance to see Raul Gonzalez make his home debut for the boys in green. He'll be doing so against one of the club's biggest rivals, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, in a match with serious top of the table implications during the NASL spring season.
The Cosmos and Rowdies are currently level atop the table with the Carolina RailHawks, with all three sitting at four points from two matches. If either side manage a win this evening, they'll have taken a big step toward earning a playoff spot just ten matches into the campaign.
For the Cosmos, both players that had to come off early during last week's match in Indy are fit enough to play, and head coach Gio Savarese will use the same lineup as he has in each of the past two matches:
Meanwhile, Rowdies coach Thomas Rongen will line up as follows:
Here's hoping the big crowd at Hofstra goes home happy, and the Cosmos take all three points from the match.