The visitors broke through in the 49th minute. On the edge of the box, Ayoze swung a cross across the middle toward Eric Calvillo, New York’s 18-year-old midfielder making his first professional start. The youngster got his head on the ball and put it past Minnesota keeper Sammy Ndjock to give the New York a 1-0 lead.
New York keeper Jimmy Maurer made a career-high seven saves to secure his 14th clean sheet of the season. With the win, the Cosmos end the regular season on a six match unbeaten streak heading into The Championship.
As Fall and Combined Season Champions, the Cosmos (14-5-3 Fall, 20-5-7 Combined) will be the No. 1 seed heading into the postseason. In The Championship Semifinal matchup, New York will host No. 4 seed Rayo OKC Saturday, November 5, at Hofstra’s James M. Shuart Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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