Sebastian Guenzatti Out for Remainder of Cosmos’ Season

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by JAKE NUTTING

As they gear up for their final push to clinch a Fall Season title and defend their Soccer Bowl title in The Championship, the New York Cosmos have lost one of their regular starters.

With just three matches remaining in the regular season, midfielder Sebastian Guenzatti has been sidelined by a cruciate ligament rupture he suffered in the first half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Ottawa Fury FC.

Guenzatti revealed the severity of his injury on his Facebook page late on Monday night after undergoing an MRI.

“Thank you to everyone for all the stamina the truth that I’m lucky to have you by my side,” he wrote. “The results of the MRI were not what I expected. Cruciate Ligament Rupture, but this is the beginning to come back with more strength and come on Cosmos that we have to win!!!!!”

Now in his fourth year with the Cosmos, Guenzatti has been a frequent presence in the Cosmos lineup this season. Only left back Ayoze and leading scorer Juan Arango have appeared in more matches for the Cosmos this year. Through 26 appearances and 1943 minutes out on the right side of New York’s midfield, Guenzatti has recorded one goal and two assists.

The Cosmos head to Jacksonville this weekend with a five-point lead over FC Edmonton in the fall standings. The Canadian side officially clinched a playoff spot last weekend, but is still hoping to gain ground on the Cosmos in the final weeks of the season. Securing the fall title would guarantee the Cosmos home field advantage throughout the postseason.