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Preview: Cosmos vs Indy Eleven

Third time’s the charm?

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The last time the New York Cosmos beat the Indy Eleven was in the 2016 NASL Championship match. When the two have faced off this campaign, The Cosmos have tied and lost. Hopefully that trend will turn around in this weekend’s contest.

New York are coming off a 1-1 tie with FC Edmonton, where Emmanuel Ledesma earned his team a point and himself the NASL play of the week with an absolute missile goal. The Argentine has been a human highlight reel in his first season for the Cosmos, and his continued form will be critical to New York breaking down Indy tomorrow. Hopefully he and the rest of the Cosmos will be able to join into the dance craze that has been hitting the NASL.

Indy Eleven will be looking to turn their fortunes with another result against New York. The away side have started the fall season off slowly with consecutive back to back losses to FC Edmonton and Miami FC. However, with a couple of wins, they can sneak back into the playoffs conversation.

The key to this matchup will be how the Cosmos will deal with the Eleven’s attack. Especially when the Cosmos have conceded, they have struggled to deal with Indy’s pressure and counter attacks. Barnes and Ochieng are going to have their hands filled with Vukovic and Zayed. The pair has scored three of the last 4 Eleven with Zayed scoring two in the last three. Indy’s squad will be looking to earn more bricks with along with the three points this week.

This weekend a New York Cosmos will be celebrating the return of a legend. This Saturday will be Marcos Senna night in Brooklyn. Senna has been one of, if not the best modern era Cosmo. He really set the tone for big signings to come later on such as Raul and Juan Arango. Not only that, he won two Championships with the Cosmos as well. Check out some of his best moments below.

So will the Cosmos be able to overcome their Midwest rivals? You’re gonna have to tune in Saturday to find out. The match kicks off at 7:30 and be watched on BEIN Sports and MSG Networks.