Saturday evening was a difficult night to be a New York Cosmos fan. While the fall season has admittedly lost some of its luster due to the boys in green clinching a home semifinal in June, it's still massively disappointing to see the club lose their first match of the NASL season to a team sitting at the bottom of the table.
The Cosmos had their chances, but failed to finish any of them, repeatedly striking the post and the crossbar, or watching decent efforts go wide of the mark. This was often a major problem during the 2014 season as well, which frequently saw the Cosmos drop points in matches where they outplayed their opposition because they couldn't find the back of the net.
Fortunately, the Tampa Bay Rowdies also lost this weekend, meaning the Cosmos didn't lose any ground in the combined table. The boys need to start finishing chances, though, to take some pressure off of Jimmy Maurer and the defense.