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July 9, 2016
Cosmos win late, Indy, Armada extend streaks

Soccer News Net staff

MIAMI -- Lucky Mkosana tallied his second goal of the game two minutes into stoppage time to give the New York Cosmos their second road win of the season, 3-2 over Miami FC at FIU Stadium Saturday.

Hunter Freeman drilled a corner kick into the area that hit the near left post. The ball fell down to the ground where Mkosana kicked it past goalkeeper Mario Daniel Vega.

The Cosmos (8-4-0, 24 points) were fortunate to leave FIU Stadium with three points for the second time this season as twice they gave up the lead.

They had taken a 2-1 lead in the 81st minute as Yohandry Orozco completed a nice give-and-go with second-half substitute Andres Flores.

Miami struck back as right back Hunter Freeman took down Jaime Chavez into the penalty area. Dario Cvitanich converted the penalty kick, beating goalkeeper Brian Holt to the left side for a 2-2 deadlock in the 87th minute.

Mkosana lifted the Cosmos into a 1-0 halftime advantage on a beautifully timed play in the 39th minute. Overlapping left back David Diosa, starting in place of the injured Ayoze, took advantage of a sleeping backline as he fired a ball across the penalty area to an unmarked Mkosana who drilled the ball past Vega for his second goal in as many games.
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INDIANAPOLIS--- Dylan Mares scored a late goal, giving the Indy Eleven a 1-0 win over Minnesota United in front of 8,066 fans at Carroll Stadium Saturday.

In the 78th minute Mares pounced upon a misplaced Lance Laing pass. Mares settled the ball under his feet then took a look up and found the upper right corner of the net with a beautifully placed dipping shot.

Both teams had a goal called back for offside, and Indy goalkeeper Jon Busch stopped a penalty kick by Christian Ramirez in the first half.
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CARY, NC - The Carolina RailHawks defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-1 in Carolinaís NASL Fall Season home opener at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday night.

The RailHawks (1-1-0, 3 pts) struck first as the newest member of the team, Matt Fondy headed his first goal in for Carolina in the 11th minute of play off a corner kick from Nazmi Albadawi. Tampa Bay answered in the 19th minute as Georgi Hristov capitalized on a penalty kick after Drew Beckie was called for a tackle in the box.

After Fondy was taken down inside the 18, Shriver found the left corner of the net to give the RailHawks a 2-1 lead in the 56th minute. Fondy drew another penalty only three minutes later; Tampa Bay (0-1-1, 1 pt)defender Frankie Sanfilippo was called for a handball in the box. Albadawi snuck his shot passed Pickens to make the score 3-1.

Albadawi closed out the RailHawks scoring as he took an unassisted shot from distance that was out of Pickensí reach.
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JACKSONVILLE--- Goals by Jemal Johnson and Alex Dixon allowed the Jacksonville Armada FC to extend their unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-1 win over expansion Puerto Rico FC in front of 5,134 fans at Community First Park Saturday night. The match was delayed two-hours for severe weather in the area.

It was Dixon who set up the opener in the ninth minute. He drifted wide right, took a defender with him and then crossed to Johnson, who let the ball bounce before volleying the ball by PRFC goalkeeper David Neves and into the top corner.
The game was stopped in the 20th minute, and did not resume for two hours.

Johnson returned the favor to Dixon just seven minutes after the restart, running down a long ball from Junior Sandoval near the end line and cutting a pass back for his charging teammate, who buried it to hand the home side their first two-goal lead since September of last year.

PRFC (0-1-1) struck back when Hector Ramos out-jumped Tyler Ruthven to head in David Lopezís free kick in the 78th .
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