If the Eddies are indeed putting together a special sort of season, they may look back on Wednesday’s 2-1 win at home over the New York Cosmos as the day they went from “the team that’s on a hot streak” to a “team that’s a genuine contender for a Soccer Bowl.”
“I think other teams are starting to realize that now,” said striker Tomi Ameobi. “And, of course that raises the stakes for us, it puts more pressure on us going into games. But I think the lads can handle the pressure extremely well.”
Two late goals — both coming on rebounds from Ameobi’s shots — allowed the Eddies to turn around a game that they could very well been out of at halftime. Nik Ledgerwood got the equalizer, turning home a chance after Ameobi’s initial chance struck the post; and Daryl Fordyce got the late winner after Cosmos goalie Jimmy Maurer made a diving stop on Ameobi but could do nothing about the rebound.