Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 New York Cosmos - NASL

2013.08.03 NY Cosmos v Ft lauderdale Strikers, Shuart Stadium - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
James M Shuart Stadium was home to the Cosmos 1972-1973...

The second coming of the NY Cosmos saw a late victory, 2-1 over the Strikers. The Cosmos scored first on Peri Marosevic's goal, the first in club history since 1984.
The Strikers came back in the 73rd minute to tie the game on a goal from Walter Restrepo. When it seemed the game would end in a tie, Alessandro Noselli snatched the victory in stoppage time before a capacity crowd of 11,929 fans.

Prior to the game the Cosmos honored former Cosmos players including Pele, Carlos Alberto, Barry Mahy, Shep Messing, the late Giorgio Chinaglia and former Striker Teofilo Cubillas...
Messing, Cubillas, Pele, and Alberto with the Strikers captains..
Flag honoring Pele flying over the field. Chinaglia, Beckenbauer and Alberto were also honored with their numbers flying high...

Barry Mahy
Scunthorpe United FC - 1963-1967
New York Generals  - 1967-1968
New York Cosmos - 1971-1975
United States National Team -  1973

Nelsi Morais
Santos (Brazil) 1970-1975
New York Cosmos - 1975-1980

Update 2013.08.12: I had sent an envelope to the Hempstead, NY postmaster requesting a cancelation for Aug 3 to commemorate the Cosmos Inaugural game. I picked up the mail this morning and added the art for the cachet. The cancel is not the best strike as the latter part of the city and the state are missing, but the date is clear. A nice cover that has plenty of space for an autograph should the opportunity arise...

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