Danny Szetela is the lone Cosmos who has played in every Open Cup match for the NASL club. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)


Midfielder Danny Szetela is the only Cosmos to have played in all the team’s Open Cup matches. His 88th-minute goal against New York City FC in last year’s tournament gave the Cosmos entry into the Round of 16.

The New York connection

Cosmos goalkeeper Brian Holt began his professional career at Reading United. Two former Cosmos players have also featured for United – defender Jimmy Ockford and midfielder Leo Fernandes.

Latest man of the match

Midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma is tied for third in the North American Soccer League in assists (two). Both came in the Cosmos’ first home victory at MCU Park Sunday, setting up goals for midfielders Andrés Flores and Juan Guerra in a 4-3 win over Puerto Rico FC. His performance earned him man of the match.

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 Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. 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 Amazon.com.