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.