Cosmos B aspires to win the National Premier Soccer League title.

So, it is quite appropriate the team will start its playoff run against the defending champions when it hosts the fourth-place Elm City Express (5-3-2, 17 points) in a North Atlantic Conference semifinal at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The winner will advance to the conference final against the winner of the Brooklyn Italians-Hartford City FC semifinal, Saturday.

If Cosmos B (10-0-0, 30) wins, it will host the final at Commisso Stadium in New York City Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Cosmos B has secured the top seed in the Northeast Region and the second seed in the national playoffs.

In the only regular-season meeting between the teams, Cosmos B registered a 5-0 win over Elm City June 23. Wojciech Wojcik, Darwin Espinal, Danny Szetela, Bledi Bardic and Ivan Berterame scored in the match.