Cosmos rally to tie host FC Edmonton

Cosmos warm-up prior to the start of the Cosmos warm-up prior to the start of the match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Hofstra University. (Aug. 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

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The Cosmos rallied to tie host FC Edmonton, 1-1, in a North American Soccer League game Sunday at Clarke Stadium.

The draw lifted the Cosmos (2-1-2) to third place in the NASL standings with nine games remaining -- a point behind the second-place Fort Lauderdale Strikers, two points shy of the first-place Carolina RailHawks, and a point ahead of both the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Minnesota United FC.

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The Cosmos return to Hofstra University on Sept. 7 to play the Atlanta Silverbacks.

After a scoreless first half, FC Edmonton (1-1-3) drew first blood.

On a rebound following a save by Cosmos keeper Kyle Reynish near the 60th minute, FC Edmonton's Neil Hlavaty regained possession and played the ball back toward goal, where Chris Nurse's header propelled the Eddies to a 1-0 lead.

With less than 15 minutes to play, Cosmos forward Marcos Senna sent a screamer through the wall on a free kick to tie the game and give the Cosmos their first goal of the season away from home.

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"I thought defensively as a whole it was one of our best performances," Cosmos defender Hunter Freeman said on the team's website. "[The goal] kind of woke us up a little bit. We're not totally disappointed, I think, but we are a little bit that we didn't get the three points."

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