The Cosmos will get an opportunity to learn much more about their squad as they will play five games in three days in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Independent Cup in two weeks.

All games will be played at the Maryland Soccer Complex.

The Cosmos will play FC Baltimore Christos in their opener on Tuesday, July 28 at 4 p.m., meet New Amsterdam FC in the second match on Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. and face the Maryland Bobcats FC on Sunday, Aug 2 at 2 p.m.

The National Independent Soccer Association is sponsoring the tournament.

The Cosmos are expected to start their NISA fall schedule on Aug. 8.

The full schedule of the tournament can be found here:

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