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New York Cosmos return to their winning ways at home against Carolina

The New York Cosmos were in dire need of three points on Sunday if they wished to remain in the hunt for the NASL Spring Season title, and came up big at home in their new green kits to get the job done. Yohandry Orozco's first goal for the boys in green and white proved to be the difference on the first day of May, keeping the league leaders within touching distance with five spring matches left to play.

Gio Savarese's side looked to be the better on throughout, pressuring effectively and dominating both possession and shots. Jimmy Muarer was still called upon to make a few big saves, however, and fortunately, he was up to the task.

The loss was the first dropped points for the RailHawks, who still sit three points clear of New York having played the same number of matches. Minnesota is also currently level with the defending champs, and have a game in hand. The Cosmos will need to keep up the good play if they hope to repeat their spring season title from 2015, clinching a playoff berth before the second half of the season gets underway.