Thursday, August 25, 1977

Cosmos Defeat Lancers 4-1 Before 73,669 and Reach Title Final

The Cosmos are a game away from presenting Pele with a championship in his last year of an illustrious 22-year career.

Giorgio Chinaglia tallied the first two goals for the Cosmos only scoring in the first half. Vito Dimitrijevic scored the third and Pele iced the victory, the 11th in a row at home.

Eddie Firmani’s players came out like hungry lions, just as they said they would.

Steve Hunt raced along the left sideline and then crossed the ball to Chinaglia in front of the Rochester goal.

The Cosmos leading goal-scorer in the playoffs, who is deadly as a cobra up close, blasted the ball into the net for his seventh goal in postseason play.

NYT Yannis 8/25/77

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