July 24, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Liverpool FC, 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Winner, played to a 2:2 draw against Sporting CP of Portugal on Wednesday evening before crowd of 31,112 fans at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.

It was the 18-time Portuguese champion that struck first in the match, that was for the Western Union Cup, as the country’s international midfielder Bruno Fernandes fired a 22 yarder that was misjudged by Belgium’s international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet of Liverpool for the 1:0 lead in fourth minute of play.

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July 22, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

At 1-0, another shutout by Luis Robles with the 7th goal from Brian White at 32' got the visitors the win yesterday. This was the last of a trio of games in 8 days, leaving the team in the thick of things for the playoffs with 34 points from their 10-8-4 record. In those 8 days and 3 games, 6 of 9 points were secured, those 3 were lost in a poorly played game with Toronto and all goals in the Hudson River Derby had calls to thank for them, not encouraging for the higher level of play expected in the playoffs.

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July 22, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

Contributed by Steven Torres

New York Cosmos topped visiting FC Baltimore, 3:1, to capture 2019 NPSL’s (National Premier Soccer League) Northeast Regional Title at Uniondale’s Mitchel Athletic Complex on Sunday evening.

Forward Issac Acuna gave the hosts the lead in the fifth minute-mark, but midfielder Nick Gumbs tied it for Baltimore just before the intermission.

Baltimore was reduced to 10 players after defender Joseph Glos received a straight red card by the referee in the 60th minute.

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July 20, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

The Red Stars blow into town, to face the red hot Courage at 6-2-4 including a 5 game undefeated streak, leading the league in goals, assists, goal differential, shots & shots on goal, very offensive numbers. This marquee match will be shown on ESPN2 with 14 players on either side from the just completed World Cup , this is their 3rd meet this year one a tie, the other a 3-1 Red Star victory. Last game, NC beat the Reign 2-0, July 13 with Lynn WIlliams getting the opening goal at 22', as Kristen Hamilton put the ball into her at her feet, for her 5th of the year.

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July 20, 2019
by Sean McCaffery

WIth this being their 4th out of 5 games played away, the road weary Red Bulls are hoping to leave Exploria Stadium with a W. This is the 11th time they match up, with NY holding a slight edge at 5-4-1, but 0-2-1 in their last visits there, and both losses were one goal games, as recently as the March match that saw former Red Bull Kljestan getting the sole goal.

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