Cellerino Hat Trick Propels Cosmos To Soccer Bowl Championship

IMAGE, ANTHONY MERCED FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by JAKE NUTTING

The final scoresheet of Saturday’s NASL championship suggests that the battle to lift this year’s Soccer Bowl trophy was a close one.

But numbers can be misleading.

The New York Cosmos thoroughly controlled the match in front of a home crowd of 10,166, riding a Gaston Cellerino hat trick to take their second Soccer Bowl trophy in three years, beating the Ottawa Fury 3-2.

Cellerino emerged as the unlikely hero with a hat trick to lift his side over Ottawa Fury FC as the Canadian side netted two goals from only three shots in the match.

It was a nervy opening minutes for the Cosmos as Ottawa enjoyed sustained pressure deep in the home side’s defensive third throughout the first five minutes. However, the Cosmos survived those uncomfortable minutes as the Fury squandered the advantage and failed to put a shot on frame.

The Cosmos were not as careless as their opposition when they earned their first foray into the Fury defensive end. Midfielder Danny Szetela stood tall despite an impending boot to the face to slip a pass to Cellerino. The forward used his massive frame to fight off a swarm of Fury defenders inside the box before rifling a low shot to the far post to best Romuald Peiser and give the Cosmos an early lead.

The typically composed Canadian side was left completely stunned by Cellerino’s strong individual effort and preceded to have a number of gaffes when trying to clear the ball from danger. The goal gave the Cosmos a burst of confidence and they used it to totally dominate the Fury in the middle of the field. Szetela and fellow holding midfielder Marcos Senna were forces to be reckoned with, repelling Ottawa’s attack and holding them to a single shot in the first 45 minutes.

Continuing his trend of playing in a more advanced attacking role, Raul nearly helped Cellerino double the lead in the 19th minute. The striker displayed the sublime touch that has made him a world class player throughout his career when he perfectly one-timed a bouncing ball into space for Cellerino, but the attacker pulled his shot a foot wide of the post.

Ottawa answered back a minute later with a rather tame long range shot from captain Richie Ryan that keeper Jimmy Maurer easily scooped up. With the Cosmos midfielder suffocating them at the outset of every attack, Ryan’s shot was the only one that the visitors could muster in the opening half.

The Fury’s listless performance continued on into the first stages of the second half and the Cosmos nearly made them pay for it. Winger Walter Restrepo whipped in a quick cross in the opening seconds that an unmarked Cellerino lifted well over the bar.

In spite of dominating the play, the Cosmos struggled to find more quality chances in the final third. A controversial call denied them from extending their lead on their next promising opportunity in the 67th minute. A corner fell to Cellerino at the back post and the forward converted the tap in, but the goal was waived off as Peiser was knocked down away from the ball while coming out to clear.

The high stakes match finally blew open in a furious five-minute stretch that saw a player sent off and two breakneck goals. Ottawa defender Masson Trafford kicked things off in the 67th minute with a vicious stomp on a defenseless Szetela to earn himself a straight red card. It was the first red card Ottawa had received since the opening week of the season.

The Fury, though, showed some fight after going down and capitalized on their second scoring chance of the night when the Cosmos back line parted to allow Andrew Wiedeman to find a wide open Tom Heinemann, who beat Maurer to the near post.

New York responded only three minutes later to recapture the lead. Restrepo displayed his characteristic flair on the ball near the endline and chipped a hopeful ball that whizzed over the head of Peiser toward the back post. An Ottawa defender rushed in to clear the ball away, but his clearance deflected off the well positioned Cellerino to find the back of the net.

The match became a midfield battle again after the hectic stretch until Cellerino, yet again, broke through in the 85th minute and notched what would be the decisive goal of the night. In his final major contribution as a player, Raul sprung the forward behind the back line with a brilliant ball. Cellerino took his time charging at Peiser before calmly picking his spot of the far post to seal it.

A scary moment arose for the Cosmos in the first of four stoppage time minutes when a 10-man Ottawa pulled one back thanks to a deft volley from Heinemann.

Ultimately, Heinemann’s brace was not enough to keep his team in it and the Fury’s championship hopes flamed out when the final whistle blew to award the Cosmos their second Soccer Bowl trophy in only three modern era seasons.

  • KT

    Fitting end to a strong season. It’ll be interesting to see how the Cosmos revamp their public image without Raul and Senna.

    It’s freezing there by the sea even in May, but I wish the Cosmos could find a way to shift to MCU Park in Coney Island until something more optimal can be sorted out. Playing at Hofstra is a disaster for the club.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely correct! Our own stadium is priority one!!! That’s the only way the NASL they’re going to make this work!!!!! You can’t have your markee team playing there!! You just can’t!

    • George

      Yes, agree, that stadium is horrible, the field is horrible, it’s a total joke.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully MLS will reconnect with cosmos one day and bring back the boys in green to D1.We all know cosmos and MLS have their differences but cosmos doesn’t make that much money on their own, only when they play their friendlies and I don’t think they are making millions with their jerseys or sponsors.We need cosmos in mls and red bull out.

    • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

      mls sucker says what?

    • Anonymous

      Cosmos and Red Bulls should merge into one team. Keep the Cosmos name, and it would be a win win for the fans and league. The Cosmos brand is very well-known world wide..

      • Justin

        I can’ t tell if your serious

      • Cosmo

        Thanks to nycfc, red bull has seen a rise in season tickets and “fans” but red bull fans won’t say the truth or admit nycfc save their team from rebranding or being sold, but why in the world would red bull fans be happy of their team not being sold or rebrand.
        In addition, I don’t see red bull pulling the plug on red bull since nycfc will keep them revelant in the market as long as nycfc is there.

        • EPL Fan

          Jesus Christ, mate! Stop babbling!

    • Jordy

      Idk what you’re smoking, Red Bull is doing very well at the moment and are trending way up.

    • EnglishRBNY

      “Cosmos and Red Bulls should merge into one team. Keep the Cosmos name, and it would be a win win for the fans and league. The Cosmos brand is very well-known world wide..”

      Oh for the love of God…**** OFF!

  • Kevin

    Awesome game!!! Had a lot of everything. Love this team. A great season..CONGRATS COSMOS!!!!

  • Alan Smithee

    It’s a beautiful night!

  • Cosmo

    Cosmos
    Glory glory cosmos
    I can’t wait for the us open cup, we gotta win it.
    We have to cosmos and then play champions and if cosmos play in the champions, Mexico will give cosmos h u g e respect and love.

  • **** MLS. We are the best soccer club in north america. We are the only independent club in NYC. I want it to stay that way. If MLS changes its rules to accommodate us, I’ll consider it, until then, we are champions, we are North America’s best, and no league owns us. And no league tells us who we can sign and who we can’t sign. Sublime. One of my greatest nights as a sports fan!

    • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

      This guys right.

    • Jordy

      Lol. I mean c’mon man, Cosmos are a good team and have some great pieces, but there is no way they could push for an MLS title right now. Hopefully they get some solid (younger) players to replace Raul and Senna and keep surrounding them with quality, then make a deep Open Cup run. Until then I’d cool it on the “best soccer club in North America” talk.

      • NYCFC fan

        nah man Cosmos could totally go toe to toe with Pumas or Club America

    • Brad

      Real mighty of you. You’ll consider it. Thanks. Again – I know you’re all high and giddy but it’s still a minor league trophy. In a minor league. RB waxed you bad this year. NY is RED. Best club in N America is not even worth replying to out of sheer stupidity.

      • ty

        We waxed you last year though

        • slowleftarm

          Still bragging about that win against RBNY II – we saw this year (and the previous year against Philly) that when an MLS team takes Cosmos seriously, Cosmos lose.

    • jimmy j

      LOL Leo, are you getting into comedy?

      I’m sure the actual “best soccer club in north America” would get more than 4K avg. attendance?

      The cosmos aren’t independent of their league being majority owned by criminally indicted traffic sports, MLS would not allow such a thing, what do you have to say on that?

    • John

      Go check the NY papers , local tv no mention of the cosmos obviously it’s an irrelevant team in NY .

      Congratulations to the NY Cosmos on winning the minor league championship of America !!!!

      Question does anyone one know who won baseball’s triple A championship?

      • Anthony

        LOL. Um, its on the front page of the NY Times.

        • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

          Nobody has ever heard of the NYTimes, said a mls sucker fan.

    • Eric B

      Wait Leo, did I miss when the Cosmos won the USOC?

    • MTF

      You’re a good soccer club, one that could and should be playing in MLS. However you’re not even the best team in the New York metro area, evidenced by the Red Bulls’ 4-1 dismantling of the 2015 version of the Cosmos at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls are a better team right now and that’s OK. Enjoy the Cosmos’ success, they are NASL champions, but let’s not get carried away. Perhaps if you’d gotten past NYRB in the Open Cup you could entertain the idea of being the best in NA.

    • Anonymous

      Many of you are focusing on the wrong part of Leo’s statement.
      He believes Cosmos are “the best club in north america”

      “CLUB”

      MLS teams are franchises of a single entity and are not part of this comparison.
      This independence means a great deal to some people – others, not so much

      • Eric B

        Well then in that case I’ll focus on the fact that Mexico is part of North America, and their teams are clubs. The Cosmos would be lucky to survive relegation in Liga MX.

        • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

          Where’s Rakim?

        • Anonymous

          Fair point. Mexican clubs are great.
          Although surely you’ve noticed many people using “North America” as a shorthand for U.S. and Canada.

          Sucks for Greenland & Mexico

          • Anonymous

            FC Malamuk represent

  • cosmo

    I feel u but it doesn’t do any good to cosmos staying in nasl when more than all nasl teams want to play in mls and dont have the billions and plans like cosmos.
    Imagine cosmos owner selling the team or making a bid for an mls expansion spot because hes tired of nasl sucky teams and cheap owners.
    another thing, cosmos aint making millions in nasl or gaining tv exposure. cosmos migh have Emirates as a sponsor and play friendlies outside usa but MLS will still be the league of desire and temptation.
    MLS has now , sounders, whitecaps,impact, timbers ,earthquakes, and Minnesota snd.Atlanta, all old school nasl markets
    and once LAFC,miami join,MLS will be a different league.

    • NYCFC fan

      some people would rather stay in a lesser league and just watch their team beat up on tiny teams season after season. there’s nothing wrong with supporting teams like Celtic or Dinamo Zagreb

      • trollleftarm

        Or NYCFC, even.

  • NYCFC fan

    good for Cosmos fans but it’s a shame this won’t get more than a few inches of coverage on the sport pages today

    • Brad

      Not even that. Because frankly it means nothing except to 4000 or so fans plus the one in Sweden.

      • ty

        Yeah because the MLS is really followed abroad LOL.

        • Anonymous
          • ty

            Bournemouth vs Southhampton beat the MLS playoffs in the United states. Nice try though

            • slowleftarm

              Well, at least MLS games are on TV.

              • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

                Getting 0.0 ratings – wonder how you get a tv deal with those ratings?

              • ty

                Well you had to partner with USMNT. Basically the MLS is subsidized by the American Outlaws. That’s nothing to brag about and yet still can’t compete with Womens Basketball. LA Sparks > LA Galaxy

              • EPL Fan

                So is midget wrestling you fucking moron. That doesn’t make it any good!

                So is Keeping Up With the Kardashians. That’s **** too!

                Don’t be a moron your whole life, for heaven’s sake!!!!!

                Idiot!

                • slowleftarm

                  Ok, all of those things are on TV. But NASL isn’t.

                  • EPL Fan

                    yes, but they are still ****, LIKE YOU, YOU STUPID ASS!

                    DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND MY POINT?

                    JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE ON TV DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE ANY GOOD!

                    YOU REALLY DO HAVE READING COMPREHENSION ISSUES!

                    MUST BE THAT SHITTY AIR IN NEW JERSEY GETTING TO YOU!

                    • Rerun

                      Epl do everyone a favor and leave. You’re rude. MLS is not great but it’s the best we got. When you have the best Hockey, Football, Baseball and Basketball leagues in the world it’s ok to have a league behind others. Keep in mind MLS is 20 years old. What are Americans supposed to do? Move? I support MLS and hopefully one day we’re a top 5 league.

  • jimmy j

    Leo, are you getting into comedy?

    I’m sure the actual “best soccer club in north America” would get more than 4K avg. attendance?

    The cosmos aren’t independent of their league being majority owned by criminally indicted traffic sports, MLS would not allow such a thing, what do you have to say on that?

  • slowleftarm

    Hempstead Cosmos beat a bunch of teams from third-rate towns that spend 1/10 of what they do. Wow. I’m sure the global fan clubs in Brazil and/or Sweden are really going nuts. Every single team in MLS would win NASL easily. Just enjoy it for what it is – a minor league championship.

    • Neil

      Glad to know you enjoyed the game, slowleftarm. We’ll see you in the stands again next season.

    • EPL Fan

      YOU ROOT FOR A TEAM THAT EMPLOYEES MIKE GRELLA, WHO WAS REJECTED BY LITERALLY ALL OF ENGLAND.

      YOU ARE A FUCKING MORON!

      MLS = MINOR LEAGUE SOCCER

      NASL = NOT A SERIOUS LEAGUE

      YOU YANKS ARE IDIOTS!

      • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

        God help me, I love this guy! Crappy teeth and all! I love him!

        • EPL Fan

          Now don’t me wrong. I enjoy going to see the local sides, even NYCFC, even though their fan base is largely made up of complete morons.

          That said when people start arguing over which league is better, it makes me **** myself because both leagues are ****.

          Have any of you MLS fans ever actually watched a Chicago-Philly game??

          That is not Football!

          THAT IS ****!

          • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

            Couldn’t agree more.
            .
            NASL fans are forced to react in this way in the face of USSF/mls collusion.
            .
            Cosmos fans are mostly fans of the club, and support the league out of necessity.
            .
            Serious question, I know why #bushleaguemls blows, but why can’t people in the British Islands speak English as good as a first grader in the Bronx? Been curious since I heard Oasis in an interview.

          • Eric B

            Having attended two Chicago-Philly games in one week this year, I can say that, if nothing else, they can be a heck of a lot more entertaining than the EPL. (Ok, one of them was entertaining, one was utterly atrocious).

            • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

              Well, there goes any credibility you may have had.

  • Mike

    Excellent game!

  • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

    Watching grass grow on the Discovery Channel beats #bushleaguemls
    .
    Cosmos!
    .
    Support your local independent soccer clubs!

    • EnglishRBNY

      AFC Wimbledon??

  • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

    I’m not a 100% sure, but I think all mls bots/fans share a brain. The only reason I’m not 100% sure is because between all of them I don’t think there is a fully functioning brain.
    .
    Ba-zinga

  • Kevin

    Great win/great season Cosmos. Thanks Red Bull and NYCFC fans for keeping tabs on us this year. Appreciate all the attention. this is the league we are in, so this is who we are supposed to beat. Though I know you have excuses for everything RB fans but you did lose to us the first time around with your bench players, but aren’t they supposed to be better than a “minor” league team. The Union beat us in extra time on a phantom call in the box. NYCFC also lost to us. And yes we got drilled by the Red Bulls this year and I give them full credit for it. They were the better team and obviously supposed to be the best in MLS. But whats the big deal to you if Cosmos fans are excited to win what they won last night. Why do you care so much? And you do because Cosmos forums double the conversation of the other two teams easily.

    • Jspech

      Well said!!

    • Eric B

      Regarding RB’s bench players…those guys are in the USL this year. You know, the league below yours. If NYRBII existed last year, that was basically who you were playing. Congrats on that super win.

      “The Union beat us”. Not sure what the rest of this sentence has to do with anything.

      “NYCFC also lost to us”. A PK loss technically goes down as a draw, but whatever makes you feel better.

  • Kevin

    and i love the genius who keeps talking about how much the cosmos paid to get the players they did. If you you know anything about sports you know they have to play the game on the field. My Yankees spend millions, they’ve had their fair share of problems lately. The RedSox ended in last place. The Mets barely spend money and made it pretty far. Your beloved red bulls spent almost nothing and look at their season. Come on that argument is weak. A great season for the league they are in, period.

  • jimmy j

    I agree mostly with Kevin’s logic and practicality here, the problem is not fans like him, its dumb people saying they are the best team in the NY area, etc. – come on, that is a joke. Just enjoy the win for what it is, nasl minor league champs – agree that that is the league they are in so that is all they can win really.

    But let’s not overshoot it, who is the triple A baseball champ from this year???…

    • ty

      WAH WAH WAH. Best Football club in NY. NY COSMOS

    • slowleftarm

      This has always been my point. Cosmos are a minor league club and they beat the other minor league teams. Awesome, congrats. But pretending you are better than MLS teams? Silly and annoying. The thing is they don’t really believe it. They know they wouldn’t get 20 points in an MLS season – they’re just trolling.

      • ty

        We can be better. We beat NYFC this year may have lost to the NYRB but they’re MLS contenders this year. We beat them last year. I say no to the MLS for at least 2022 season because the TV deal for MLS gets worse and worse with each expansion “FRANCHISE” and the financial losses that each MLS team has is too risky. Manchester City can afford it. We can’t

        • slowleftarm

          LOL….so the MLS TV deal isn’t big enough so you’d rather stay in a league with no TV deal at all? Um, ok.

  • Cosmo

    So no mention of cosmos winning nasl from MLS or USL, pathetic.
    If MLS is the big daddy league then show it, with respect and class, but MLS will mention when an nasl market wants to be in MLS right.
    Another very IMPORTANT FACT, garber has bend backwards for sounders, timbers, impact, whitecaps, earthquakes,
    Why not cosmos then right.

  • jimmy j

    looked it up –
    triple A baseball champs are the Fresno Grizzlies! –

    congrats to the Fresno Grizzlies and Cosmos as US minor league champs.
    Past 2 years the Omaha Storm Chasers won back to back – congrats to them and past nasl champs as well.

    • ty

      BEST CLUB in NY. No doubt about it. Nobody watches minor league baseball with any passion. Not to mention baseball is for old people who are about to die. Melo was at the game hopefully Puerto Rico FC will be like the COSMOS

      • slowleftarm

        PR will be like the Cosmos? Setting the bar pretty low – I’m hoping they can get more than 4k a game and not play in a lacrosse stadium. Maybe I’m not realistic.

        • ty

          again with attendance rather than wins. 20 years and nothing to show that’s shameful.

          • slowleftarm

            RBNY has won the supporters shield twice in the last three years. That enough wins for you? Also, wins over minor league teams are nothing to brag about.

        • EPL Fan

          I am hoping you can make friends & get laid!

          That’s probably LESS likely to happen you stupid effen yanker!

    • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

      You’re such a dumb dumb that you could only be mls fan.
      .
      U had to look up who aaa, did you have to look up who NASL? Nope
      .
      Here’s another question you genius (sarcasm) – go look up last time a minor league team beat a MLB team. I know the last time a d2 (whatever that means) soccer team beat a #bushleaguemls team – wanna guess who it was?
      .
      Yeah, keep calling the Comos minor league. Kind of embarrassing to keep getting outclassed by someone you call minor league.
      .
      #greentideworldwide

      • slowleftarm

        Bradford beat Chelsea last season too. I guess they are better than Chelsea. Bradford City – true champions of England 2015.

        • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

          Yeah, Bradford isn’t minor league either.
          .
          Damn, DangerMan must be holding the brain you geniuses share right now.
          .
          Maybe you shouldn’t comment again until he gives you back the brain?
          .
          #greentideworldwide
          Why are #mlsfanssuchsuckers ?

          • slowleftarm

            Bradford are currently in League One – not sure what you’re talking about because you aren’t smart enough to express yourself clearly.

            • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

              Lower division aren’t minor leagues.
              .
              Just like manufactured mls rivalries aren’t derbies.
              .
              And there is no king in Salt Lake
              .
              And it’s no Classico when when mlsLA and mlsSJ
              .
              And you’re not a real boy Pinocchio!

              • slowleftarm

                Just keep babbling the same nonsense. Meanwhile MLS keeps setting attendance records and signing $90m a year TV deals. MLS games are on in England for example while NASL games aren’t even on TV here.

                • EPL Fan

                  WAIT…so if the Cosmos are known in Cuba, Sweden or Brazil, that means nothing, BUT IF a hnadful of hungover Brits watch MLS, it means MLS is popular!

                  JESUS, YOU’RE EVEN FUCKING DUMBER THAN I THOUGHT!

                  Both MLS & NASL ARE SUB-PAR!

                  Go ENJOY them anyway!

                  YOU STUPID WANKER!

                  • slowleftarm

                    Does NASL have TV deals in Cuba, Sweden or Brazil? MLS has one in the UK. I’m sure it’s not particularly lucrative but I’m also sure it generates more than $0 which is what NASL gets from TV revenue.

                    • EPL Fan

                      I’M FROM THE UK.

                      TRUST ME!

                      NO ONE GIVES A **** ABOUT MLS EXCEPT TO LAUGH At AN AGING GERRARD OR LAMPARD!

                      DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF!

                    • slowleftarm

                      Yes, I’ve lived in England as well. I know MLS isn’t big there but there is a TV deal and even if it’s just to provide content for Sky, it still provides money and exposure for the league. Not sure why an EPL fan posts nonstop on this board but I guess it’s probably an inferiority complex stemming from the USMNT outperforming England at the last two world cups.

                    • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

                      Actually, I doubt mls is getting any $ out of it, more likely the USNTs are paying for it. USSF continues to rob the NTs for benefit of mls.

                    • slowleftarm

                      Any evidence for that statement or are you just making things up again?

                    • Anonymous

                      We have a fan base in europe….. Germany, Italy, Norway, England…. We have a fan base in South America, Brazil Cuba Uruguay… The only following REdbull has worldwide is Red Bull Salzburg.

                  • trollleftarm

                    Excuse me, but apparently some reality is leaking into your posts. Please take more care in the future.

  • jimmy j

    So Leo, who is the “best baseball team in North America” – Fresno or Omaha?

    I bet Fresno could beat a MLB team in a one off game once in a blue moon with a good pitching performance, so maybe they should be “promoted” to MLB, or maybe Fresno should instead, what do you think?…

    • Alan Smithee

      Don’t you think it might be awkward, what with Fresno being the Houston Astros’ reserve team?

    • EPL Fan

      You Yanks are morons. The Cosmos are not the best team in the US & the eventual MLS champ will be **** compared to other leagues around the world. has anyone here ever watched an MLS game??? Mike Grella is a star here & he couldn’t cut with LOW LEVEl English teams. Come one!

      That said, I went to the game last night & it was a nice crowd & a good time. Same thing last week with the Red Bulls. Football should be fun even with morons like you guys watching it.

      I can’t say the same for any NYCFC games I went to. The fans there were idiots, poseurs & hipsters. I don’t mind newbies bit I don’t like when said newbies act like they invented the game.

      What a bunch of morons.

      I think we need to take you and the rest of the NYCFC fans & send you off far far away. Please take slow left arm & Open Cup with you, you stupid fucking wankers.

      • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

        Did you brush your teeth before you went to the game? Glad you had a good time!

        • EPL Fan

          I am English. I have false teeth. All that marmite & tea.

          • Anonymous

            ugh

            I had forgotten about Mamite

      • slowleftarm

        Why is a fan of EPL wasting time on this site?

        • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

          Why do you waste time talking about a sport you only understand through press releases?
          .
          Tell me again how you are going to get pro/rel by giving your money to mls?

          • slowleftarm

            I support pro/rel in the US, at least at some point, but that doesn’t mean I should watch NASL.

            • EPL Fan

              And your mom supports you!

              Get a job you lazy ****!

        • EPL Fan

          TO KEEP YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE REAL WORLD, WANKER!

          • slowleftarm

            In the real world EPL teams are **** compared to teams from Spain and Germany. Now that’s reality.

            • EPL fan

              That is true and MLS is a few dozen notches below that, you ignorant jackass

        • EPL fan

          Why do you as an mls fan post on nasl articles?

          Oh right, because you’re a moron.

  • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

    I have to say, I’m looking forward to the next episode of Supergirl on CBS, I think it is on Monday. That girl is super cheeky, really enjoying it so far. Kind of like a girl version of the Flash guy. Another good show.
    .
    SHIELD is ok too I guess, but sometimes it’s hard to follow what the hell is going on with that show. But putting the Inhumans on tv is interesting.
    .
    Need to find something to watch now that soccer is over.

  • David Carlin, Farm Animal Molester

    I wonder if NYCShitFC fans enjoying their playoffs? Oh yeah! That’s right ! They’re sitting at home jacking off to Manchester Shitty games . **** off 8th place wannabes……

    • EPL Fan

      NYCFC FANS DON’T ENJOY ANYTHING!

      THEY ARE LONELY DESPERATE PEOPLE WHOSE ONLY JOY IS MAKING FUN OF TEAMS, LIKE THE RED BULLS, WHO WERE BETTER THAN THEY WERE.

      NYCFC ARE STUPID JOYLESS WANKERS!

  • David Carlin, Farm Animal Molester

    Fizzydrink FC will also come up short as usual.
    MPF! Catch it like an STD!

  • EPL fan

    I love that the same MLS fans who defend the leagues **** qualityou by saying that the league is only 20 years old then knock nasleep quality but forget that the nasl is only 5 years old.

    What a bunch of yank morons!

  • Kevin

    Bottom line. My Cosmos won the final game of the league that they are in!.DO i want them in the MLS? absolutely. But I love the team they are and how much fun I’ve had being a season ticket holder. Congrats Cosmos on winning the NASL championship. No regrets on being a fan of this team at all

    • Louie DePalma

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Huh. Wha? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz Boring………Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • EPL fan

        I’LL tell you what’s boring

        Listening to you yanks argue whether MLS or NASL are better

        Just go watch a game
        Both leagues are deeply sub par

        • slowleftarm

          The thing is no one is forcing you to be here. In fact, one thing fans of all three area teams can agree on is that you’re a moron.

          • Alan Smithee

            He’s giving us a target we can all unite against. Kinda how the hate between RBNY and Cosmos fans turned more into a begrudgingly tolerant detante when City came to be.

          • EPL Fan

            And one thing all real soccer fans can agree is that you know nothing about the game, jackass.

          • trollleftarm

            Errr no. YOU are the moron.

  • jimmy j

    not as sub par as the English national team though, made up of all EPL “stars”.

  • EPL Fan

    The English National team IS ****. That said, the USMNT is **** too & desperate enough to find players that need to hope that US soldiers in Germany forget to go buy condoms.

    As for the leagues, yes, most of the EPL stars are foreign these days, but that doesn’t stop MLS from spending a fortune on overrated has beens like Lampard & Gerrard, you moron.

    • slowleftarm

      USMNT won their group with England in it in 2010 and reached the knockout stages (unlike England) in 2014. The proportion of minutes played by Americans in MLS is roughly double the percentage of minutes played by English players in the EPL.

      • EPL Fan

        yes, but I never said the English team was any good, just the EPL.

        Clearly you are a moron with reading comprehension issues.

        • slowleftarm

          Yeah but is the EPL really that good? Performances in Europe suggest otherwise. Sure, it’s better than MLS but surely you should be aiming higher than that given that the football league has been around since 1888.

          • EPL Fan

            You illiterate moron. The league is good. The English players in it are ****.

            Jesus, how many times have I had to repeat this?

            Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby???????????????

            • slowleftarm

              I didn’t say anything in my latest post about English players. Yeah the EPL is pretty good but how good is it really given the performances in Europe the past few years?

            • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

              Bots don’t have mothers, his programmer probably dropped some coffee on his computer when slow was born

  • jimmy j

    so if the “****” English national team players play and star in the EPL isn’t the EPL “****” also?

    • EPL Fan

      No, it’s lifted up my outstanding foreign talent.

      In MLS, you also have **** homegrown talent but you have washed up old geezers like Pirlo too. So, you are doubly ****.

      • Red at the Tube Bar

        Why do you care so much then? Isn’t there an EPL msg board somewhere? Throwing insults around makes you sound like a 12 year old.

        • EPL Fan

          Why do you MLS fans post on NASL articles?

          Is what I am doing so different, you stupid wanker?

          • slowleftarm

            Sure, it’s different because we are all NYC soccer fans bantering about the teams in our area. Meanwhile you come on here and just say everything is **** because it’s not as good as the EPL which is 1) laughable and 2) irrelevant because you’re a Sheffield Wednesday supporter and that sad sack club would probably finish rock bottom of MLS. Even you realize how bad that town is since you moved here.

            • REAL OpenCupFan Knows mls fans are Suckers

              I’d rather be in Sheffield than watching a #bushleaguemls long ball sh!t show aka the #bushleaguemls Cup.
              .
              Kind of funny the Cosmos made more $$$ at a pre-season tournament than the winner of the #bushleaguemls cup gets.
              .
              Support your local independent soccer clubs!

              • slowleftarm

                Kind of funny that someone mocks long ball soccer then says they want to watch League One games.

                • EPL Fan

                  Again, you moron, no one is saying they like long ball soccer or the National team.

                  I’m just saying MLS is far inferior to the EPL and only marginally better than NASL.

                  You really are an idiot.

            • EPL Fan

              It’s not different at all.

              Jesus – Did your mother drink when she was pregnant with you????

              • slowleftarm

                Wow, this guy is so dumb. And to think England was once the most powerful country on Earth. I guess they had smarter people back then.

    • EPL Fan

      No because there are good foreign players in the EPL!

      Can’t anyone hear read?

      geez…it’s true. Your public school system really IS ****.

      • Larry’s A Simpleton

        Oh the irony! You’ll have to speak up mate, I can’t here you.

        • slowleftarm

          Yeah nothing better than someone making simple grammatical errors in a post in which they’re calling other people idiots.

          • EPL Fan

            I was mocking you guys, but you’re both so incredibly stupid that you missed the joke.

            • slowleftarm

              LOL…yes of course you were.

        • EPL fan

          It’s spelled HEAR, you funding moron.

  • trollleftarm

    Oh my. slowleftlobe’s rudimentary mastery of capitalization and punctuation is so misleading. You might think he can think, or is a bit self-aware. NOPE!

    EPL Fan just talks simple facts, and says have fun, and gets attacked by non-Cosmos fans on a Cosmos article.

    THEN, the idiot slowleftlobe imagines some Cosmos fan might “bond” with him over his “banter” (that is, trolling bullshit wankery).

    Hey slow, GTFO, thanks so much!

    EPL, let’s have fun!!

    • EPL fan

      I don’t know if these guys want to have fun. They’d rather be angry it seems.

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