Cosmos beat Strikers on goals by Diaz

Cosmos midfielder Diomar Di?az battles for possesion with

Cosmos midfielder Diomar Di?az battles for possesion with Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Defender Stefan Antonijevic. (Aug. 3 2013) Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Forward Diomar Díaz scored both goals for the visiting New York Cosmos in their 2-0 victory over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers last night.

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Just 10 minutes into the match Díaz headed past goalkeeper Richard Sánchez. Cosmos midfielder Ayoze provided the pinpoint cross. Díaz's second goal came on a rebound after Sánchez had done well to save an initial shot by Stefan Dimitrov.

The Strikers lost Haitian defender Stéphane Guillaume, who was injured in a challenge with by Cosmos midfielder Marcos Senna and had to be stretchered off the field in the 21st minute.

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