Unsurprisingly, the New York Cosmos were forced to settle for a draw on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The boys in green have now faced Indy Eleven FC six times in the clubs' history, and all six meetings have ended with the score level, including all three matchups during the 2015 season. Unless the Eleven somehow make the playoffs, the two sides will have to wait until 2016 to end that streak.
For the Cosmos, this result was massively disappointing. Walter Restrepo put the away side up 1-0 just before the halftime whistle, but the Cosmos wasted loads of excellent scoring chances that could have sealed the result long before the opening goal. That lead didn't last long, however, as Dylan Mares leveled the score just seconds after Restrepo's goal.
More concerning, however, is the Cosmos recent run of form, which hasn't been all that good. Like last year, the boys have started the fall season in relatively poor fashion, following a disappointing exit in the US Open Cup. Unlike last year, the fall season has far less meaning for Gio Savarese's side, as they've already locked up a home playoff match by winning the spring title, but it would be nice to see some better performances regardless.