On this night, there were no hurricane warnings, no tropical depressions, no lightning delays. Miami FC got perfect weather, for a change, for its NASL semifinal against the New York Cosmos on Sunday, and 7,115 spirited fans showed up to see if the home team could keep its fairytale season alive.

They had to wait more than 120 minutes to find out.

The teams remained deadlocked 0-0 through regulation and 30 minutes of overtime before the Cosmos finally clinched it 6-5 in penalty kicks, the first shootout in Miami FC’s short history. Eugene Starikov made the decisive PK for New York after Michel and Mason Trafford missed for Miami.

Source: Miami Herald