In what seems to be a regular occurrence this season, the Cosmos play to another draw, this time with FC Edmonton. Despite a myriad of chances, New York wasn’t able to find the back of the net, especially in part to Tyson Farago’s five saves on the day. The one time New York did put the ball past Farago, the goal was disallowed for an apparent foul by Carlos Mendes. I’m not so sure about the call, but you can judge for yourself below. The refs were definitely a little spotty on Saturday. Plaudits for this match goes to Emmanuel Ledesma who created four chances while coming close to scoring himself.
48' Looking at the replay, it appears as though the referee awards the free kick against Mendes for blocking his man.— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) October 15, 2017
0-0 | #NYCvFCE pic.twitter.com/dAx0cyDxWv
Although New York didn’t get the three points, they hold on to a playoff spot by the skin of their teeth. One goal is all that separates the Cosmos from the Jacksonville Armada, making their matchup against them on the 22nd all the more important.
Updated #NASL Fall & combined standings. pic.twitter.com/coVvRHyiUz— GS7 (@GS7_89) October 15, 2017
Cosmos Country was in full force this weekend. Reported attendance was amon Protests against USSF and especially Sunil Gulati were in full force after the United States National Team failed to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. Rocco Commisso, who has been heavily critical of Gulati, gave a great interview at half-time on his qualms with US Soccer. It’s great to see the Rocco and the whole Cosmos organization being much more vocal than in past season about their dissatisfaction with the USSF. The United States not qualifying for Russia has opened a lot of discussion about the future of the sport in the country, and the Cosmos intend to make their voice heard.
6818 announced attendance for @NYCosmos— Chris Kivlehan (@kivlehan) October 15, 2017
You don't like us, we don't care... But get on our level and show where you stand this weekend. #sunilout #5Points pic.twitter.com/BlpXNbLz8e— Pele's Head (@Pele_Head) October 13, 2017
Worth noting this isn't even in a Cosmos supporter's section. Just regular seats. Five Points have a few USSF/Sunil banners of their own.— Nathen McVittie (@nathenmcvittie) October 14, 2017
ICYMI: Rocco B. Commisso's Half Time interview on @MSGNetworks.#USSF #USMNT #USSoccer pic.twitter.com/fuWPQBhYv0— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) October 15, 2017
#NYCosmos Coach Gio Savarese on the #USMNT WC Qualifying failure. pic.twitter.com/s8v2LtvfyR— Jake Nutting (@jakenutting) October 15, 2017
STATEMENT from New York Cosmos Chairman - Rocco B. Commisso. #USMNT #USSoccer https://t.co/oynG7lLRFh— New York Cosmos (@NYCosmos) October 11, 2017
The Cosmos play next in Florida against Puerto Rico FC this Wednesday.