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Cosmos Stun Rowdies 4-3

The New York Cosmos strengthened their hold on first place in the North American Soccer League standings with a stunning 4-3 victory over previously undefeated Tampa Bay. New York overcame a 3-1 first half deficit by scoring three unanswered goals, two of which came just two minutes apart in the second half. The winning goal, coming in the 82nd minute ... Read More »

Cosmos delight fans with exciting 2-1 win

In only their second home game of the new season, the New York Cosmos defeated the San Antonio Scorpions 2-1 in an exciting battle to the end. The winning goal scored by Henry Lopez in the 91st minute had the home team’s fans on their feet celebrating just when it appeared the contest would end in a tie. The victory ... Read More »

Smacking it Down at Nassau Coliseum

Lights…Camera…Smackdown! The popular WWE extravaganza rolled into the Nassau Coliseum on June 4th and the atmosphere was raw and electric. Although only three quarters of the sixteen thousand plus seating was available for the event due to the set-up of the ring and corresponding theatrics, there was not a seat to be had. And even though the bulk of the ... Read More »

Giants Cruzing Towards a Deal

Giant fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Team announced that they are on the verge of finalizing a five year deal with stand-out wide receiver Victor Cruz. The contract will reportedly be worth $43mm over five years (or $8.6mm annually), which in effect locks Cruz up for six years considering the one year extension he recently inked. ... Read More »

Islanders on the Brink after Losing the Keys in Game 5

As expected, Pittsburgh’s Marc Andre Fleury was sent to the pine, replaced by journeyman Tomas Vokoun. Hot goalies can kill a team, and Fleury was anything but that. So in a way, this was not especially good news for the Islanders as they clearly had found a way to match the offensive firepower of the Penguins thanks in no small ... Read More »

Islanders Even Up Series In Wild Coliseum Shootout

Championship teams – and emerging ones – respond to adversities and challenges by playing like champions. Much to the dismay of diehard Islander fans everywhere, it is more likely the next NY Islanders Stanley Cup Champion banner will be raised in Brooklyn rather than on Long Island. That is not to say, however, that this group of up and comers ... Read More »

Powerful Pittsburgh Power Play Dooms Islanders in Game 3

The morning of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Quarter finals was greeted by a picture perfect spring day. To complement the weather, The Massapequa Chiefs nine year old travel baseball team had just upset Bayside in round one of the playoffs. My brand new Gibson SG had arrived via special delivery the day before. All seemed to be in ... Read More »

Islanders Steal One in Pittsburgh to Even Up Series

Calling the second game of a best of seven series a “must win” might be considered a bit dramatic. The Islanders certainly thought so. Skating loose and relaxed in pre-game practice, the team collectively acknowledged that having fun and playing pressure free hockey is when they are at their best. Entering Game 2 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, ... Read More »

Islanders Need to Keep the Firsts Coming

Game 2 saw a night of many firsts for the NY Islanders as they fought their way to a 4-3 victory over the mighty Penguins on the road in Pittsburgh, knotting this best of seven series at one game apiece. Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald, Matt Martin, and Kyle Okposo all scored their first career playoff goals. And when Okposo dropped ... Read More »

Goaltending Is the Key the Rest of the Way

Now that the exhilaration and delirium of last night’s dramatic Game 4 win has somewhat subsided, it is time to consider what will be the key for both Pittsburgh and New York going into Game 5 and beyond. Goaltending. It has often been said that goalies win championships and that could not be more true – or obvious – as ... Read More »