Cosmos B started their NPSL season with a win against Boston City FC. New York looked very impressive on their debut in the fourth division, scoring that many goals against the home side. Alejandro Penzini scored the first goal of the year after Darwin Espinal spun his defender and put in a cross on the short corner. New York doubled the lead when Espinal opened his tally, capitalizing on a Boston City mistouch to find the back of the net. Danny Szetela claimed goals three with an outside the box shots and Espinal doubled his tally in the second half
Boston City gave it their all, but were outclassed by a more experienced New York side. The one bright spot for the home side was former Dutch League keeper and current Harvard Medical student Wouter Dronkers, who had a phenomenal performance in between the sticks. Danny Szetela said it best when he said the Cosmos could have scored even more goals than the four they converted. It may be too soon to say, but the NASL clubs could be the heavy favorites in the NPSL.
Overall, the Cosmos could not have asked for a better start to their NPSL campaign. Besides from a few goalkeeping mishaps early on, New York did exactly what they wanted to Boston, controlling the midfield, and attacking with flair. This match was a fun watch, especially in thanks to Boston City FC’s surprisingly good broadcast. Cosmos B plays in the US Open Cup next week against the Brooklyn Italians.