The San Antonio Scorpions had to postpone their match against the New York Cosmos to Sunday due to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Patricia. It turned out to be a beautiful day to play the beautiful game. The game did not end the way the home fans wanted and leaves the club facing many questions going into this offseason with 1 game left.
The Cosmos swept the season series against the Scorpions with a 2-1 win over the 2014 NASL champs. The first 20 minutes of the game were pretty uneventful, both sides learning to deal with the winds. The Scorpions however, would play the remainder of the first half on the offensive. Multiple opportunities presented themselves, but fizzled out by the Cosmos defense. The breakthrough came via Billy Forbes who was able to slot the ball home past New York keeper, Jimmy Maurer, in the 43'. It was Billy's 5th goal of the year and 10th as a Scorpion which ties him with current teammate, Omar Cummings, for 5th on the Scorpions' all-time goals scoring list.
The 2nd half belonged to the Cosmos as Marcos Senna tied the game in the 62' with a well taken penalty that had Scorpion keeper Daniel Fernandes second guess himself and was sent the wrong way. The visitors kept the pressure on and were able to take the lead via a great free-kick given just outside the 18 yard box. Ayoze slotted home the goal in the upper 90 past Fernandes. The Scorpions didn't give up though and had their best chance to tie the game in the 80' when goalscorer Billy Forbes shot off a great volley that forced Jimmy Maurer into a spectacular save.
The Scorpions are now 3-0-5 all-time against the New York Cosmos in the regular season since their reincarnation and 1-0-0 in post-season play.
San Antonio wraps up its 2015 campaign next Saturday when they face Minnesota United in Blaine. The highest the Scorpions can climb up the combined standings is a tie for 7th place with a win - they currently sit in last place.
San Antonio finishes up their 2015 home record at 4-5-6, a far cry from their 2014 home record of 8-3-3 + 2-0-0 in The Championship.
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