The Cosmos B overcame a one-goal deficit to register a 1-1 draw with host Boston City FC in their National Premier Soccer League opener over this past weekend.

Jhonata Batista lifted the hosts into the lead in the 12th minute, beating goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck off of Nana Addai’s through ball before Christian Thierjung equalized for New York seven minutes later past keeper Victor Scariot at Brother Gilbert Stadium.

Both sides had opportunities to win it in the second half.

Scariot made two big saves on Jesus Alvarez and Matias Ruiz to hold the Cosmos at bay while Boston City’s Paulo Henrique and Homero Morais hit the woodwork.

“I think the nerves showed a little bit and 1-1 is not a terrible result against the Cosmos but I don’t care which team, we play I think we have a good enough squad to beat anyone” Boston City captain Ronaldo Vieira said. “It was one slip, one lapse in concentration that let them back in the game.”

The Cosmos B next host Elm City Express at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. May 13 at 1 p.m.

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