June 29, 2016
Roversio leaves Cosmos’ loss with pulled hamstring
By Michael Lewis
|Roversio's availability for the Cosmos' fall season opener Saturday night is in jeopardy.
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QUEENS, N.Y. -- The Cosmos might have lost more than a match in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night.
They might have lost center back Roversio for Saturday's North American Soccer League fall season opener against the Ottawa Fury due to a hamstring injury.
Roversio, who played a strong game in the middle of the Cosmos' backline, was forced from their 3-2 fifth-round loss to the New England Revolution at Belson Stadium at St. John's University Wednesday night.
Jimmy Ockford came on for the Brazilian defender in the 80th minute.
"Roversio pulled his hamstring, couldn’t continue," Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said.
He did not elaborate on the injury.
Roversio played well until he came out of the match, breaking up several New England attacks with clearances.
As it turned out, the Revs tallied the winning goal in the 83rd minute, on Teal Bunbury's second goal of the match.