Peiser on Saturday's game and going head-to-head with Cosmos keeper Jimmy Maurer
Published Apr 27, 2017
San Francisco Deltas goalkeeper, Romuald Peiser, looks forward to playing against the New York Cosmos. “I'm very excited about it,” he said. “Everyone is really excited about it.”
The Cosmos have been a challenging team for Peiser. He has a 1-2-5 (W-D-L) record against New York, conceding 11 goals and recording two shutouts. He also received the lone red card of his NASL career on the road at Shuart Stadium on July 2, 2016.
Cosmos midfielder, Andrés Flores, is the only player on the current roster who has previously scored against the Deltas goalkeeper. According to Peiser, however, there isn't one Cosmos player who is the most challenging for a keeper to face.
“It's very early in the season, and there are so many good players that it would be wrong to reduce the Cosmos to just one player,” he said. “The Cosmos are always very dangerous. They have a good team, so you can't say there's just one.”
Peiser's league records at Ottawa Fury FC in the 2015 Fall NASL Season put him ahead of Cosmos goalkeeper, Jimmy Maurer. Peiser totaled 14 shutouts and a 0.76 goals against average, while Maurer had 12 shutouts and a 0.93 goals against average. Peiser helped lead the Fury to first place in the 2015 NASL Fall Season, but lost to the Cosmos in the 2015 Soccer Bowl. The thought of a rematch in this year's Championship Final is music to his ears.
“That could be awesome,” said Peiser. “Yeah, that would be perfect. But [the Deltas] are an expansion team, we need to go from game to game, trying to take it one step at a time. I'm not thinking too far away, I'm just focusing now on Saturday's game. But that would be awesome if we would face [each other] again in the playoffs.”
​Peiser will put on his gloves to defend the Delta's goal once again on Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 pm, at Kezar Stadium.