2014 QUARTERFINAL RESULTS
By Jason Lind
For a few minutes on Saturday morning, it seemed like there would be some serious jostling of the Cosmos Copa hierarchy. By the afternoon, though, everything fell into place for the tournament's perennial powerhouses.
NYC France, NYC Gambia, NYC Senegal and NYC Ireland all advanced to the semifinals, but not without stiff competition from a couple of underdogs. NYC El Salvador, who scored just one goal in the group stage, took defending champions NYC France to penalty kicks. NYC Senegal had to come back from a one-goal deficit to defeat this year's Cinderella story, NYC Afghanistan.
NYC Ireland and NYC Gambia were impressive in their victories over NYC Poland and NYC USA, respectively. In what was billed as a potential match of the day between two Copa stalwarts, Ireland calmly dispatched former back-to-back champs Poland 3-1.
The semifinal matches are tomorrow, July 27 at 9 a.m. ET. Come back to Flushing Meadows Park to see who advances to the final!