Miami Repeats As NPSL Champions After 2:1 Win Over Cosmos

By Sean McCaffery, August 4, 2019

Miami FC repeated as NPSL’s (National Premier Soccer League) Champion after a 3:1 win over hosts New York Cosmos in the 2019 National Final before crowd of 5,285 at Uniondale’s Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday evening.

Midfielder Dylan Mares scored twice (18th & 24th minutes) in the first half to give the visitors the 2:0 lead.

The Cosmos cut the lead in half in 31st minute mark when Albanian international defender Ansi Agolli sent a free kick just outside the penalty area towards the Miami’s goal which got past goalkeeper Mark Pais.

Cosmos searched for the equalizer into the second half, however forward Shawn Chin scored the knockout goal for Miami in the 90th minute, for the 3:1 final.

This is Miami’s second consecutive NPSL crown after it topped hosts FC Motown, 3:1, in 2018 finale.

Saturday’s victory is also Miami’s 14th consecutive as they conclude the NPSL season with 15-1 ledger, while the Cosmos 17-game unbeaten streak is snapped as they fall to 16-1-1 overall mark.