Before the team plays in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the National Premier Soccer League, Cosmos B will partake in three preseason matches.

The side will take on Long Island University Brooklyn and Hofstra University in a scrimmage at Hofstra Soccer Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. Friday at 7 p.m.

Cosmos B then will play Columbia University at Commisso Stadium in Manhattan April 18 at 10 a.m.

Three days later the team will visit LIU Post in Brookville, N.Y. for a 1 p.m. match-up April 21.

The side will finish its preparation, taking on the Atlantic City Aces at Montclair State University Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

Cosmos B will open play against the Brooklyn Italians in the Open Cup at LIU Brooklyn Sunday, May 6 at 8 p.m. ET.

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