Depending on where you live or your preference, you have two opportunities for viewing parties for the Cosmos’ season opener this weekend, thanks to the 5 Points, the North American Soccer League’s supporters group.

You can watch the game that will pit New York at Puerto Rico FC from two venues:

* The Greene Turtle, which is located at 1740 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, N.Y.


* Smithfield NYC, which is located at 138 West 25th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) in Manhattan.

Tickets for the Cosmos’ April 1 home opener against Miami FC at MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y. will be sold at both parties.

The Cosmos supporters are collectively known as the 5 Points, which consists of three supporters’ clubs: Cross Island Crew, La Banda del Cosmos and the Borough Boys.

For more information about 5 points, email [email protected].

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at