Match Preview: RailHawks at New York Cosmos
The Carolina RailHawks (1W-0T-3L, 3pts) will travel to New York to face 2013 NASL Soccer Bowl Champions, the New York Cosmos (1W-1T-1L, 4pts) on Saturday, August 2. The match will kick off at 7:00 p.m., and it will be broadcast live on NASLlive.com and One World Sports (Dish Network channel 9794).
A strong first half was all the RailHawks needed to defeat Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday, July 26 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Two goals from NASL Player of the Week, Zack Schilawski, gave the RailHawks the lead going into half-time. An early second-half goal by Nazmi Albadawi secured the three points for the RailHawks.
In the two teams' last meeting on May 3rd at WakeMed Soccer Park, the RailHawks defeated the Cosmos 1-0. This Saturday will be the third time the RailHawks and Cosmos have played each other since the fall of 2013. The RailHawks record against the Cosmos over these last three games is 2W-0T-1L.
The New York Cosmos are coming off a 1-1 draw on the road against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Cosmos goal was scored by forward Jemal Johnson.
Next Home Game:
The RailHawks will return to WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, August 9 to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30pm and tickets are on-sale now. For more information about the game, visit www.CarolinaRailHawks.com or call the RailHawks Box Office at 919-459-8144.
Zack Schilawski Named NASL Player of the Week:
RailHawks forward Zack Schilawski was named NASL Player of the Week after the RailHawks home victory over Ottawa Fury FC. Schilawski scored two first-half goals that lead the RailHawks to their first victory in the NASL Fall Season. Schilawski scored in the opening 10 minutes of the match after he finished a cross from midfielder Enzo Martinez. He then added his second tally in the 38th minute with a chip shot over the head of Ottawa goalkeeper, Devala Gorrick, after an assist from midfielder Cesar Elizondo.
“I thought we did really well in Minnesota and San Antonio, we just need to find a way to score the first goal on the road. We have been playing better, and hopefully this weekend’s game against New York will be the first of many wins to come away from home.” – RailHawks Head Coach, Colin Clarke.