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Preview: New York Cosmos vs. Al-Hilal FC

The Cosmos travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Al-Hilal FC: 1st in Saudi Pro League (21 - 3 - 2, 66 points, Champions)


New York Cosmos: 3rd in NASL (3 -3 -1, 12 points)

The reigning champions of the NASL take on Al-Hilal FC, the current champions of the Saudi Professional League. Both are decorated clubs, as the two hold various titles within their respective leagues. Al-Hilal FC contain the most Saudi Pro League titles with a total of 14. The club has won 8 Arab Championships and 2 AFC Champions League trophies. Throughout their history, they have won 56 titles which makes them one of the most prized clubs in Asia.

The Cosmos on the other hand have won 3 Soccer Bowls in the past 4 years. They have won in Asia too, winning the Lunar New Year Cup against South China in 2015.

2015 Lunar New Year Cup - South China v New York Cosmos Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images

The Cosmos continue to spread the game around the world as a result of this upcoming fixture. The Cosmos will have visited 48 nations by the time they reach Saudi Arabia. This contest will mark the 128th time the team has played a match on foreign grounds.

The game will take place tomorrow at 1:45 PM (ET) at Al-Hilal’s stadium, the Prince Faisel bin Fahd Stadium, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to the Cosmos website, the game can be viewed via the BeIN Sports app, BeIN Sports Connect 6.

Go Cosmos!