Hurricane Irma Postpones Most of NASL Games


nasl logoAs Hurricane Irma makes its way closer to Florida, the North American Soccer League has preemptively taken action by postponing multiple matches scheduled for Week 7 of the Fall Season.

The meeting between the New York Cosmos and Puerto Rico was the first to be put on hold to give the latter team’s players a chance to either leave the island or prepare before the island got the brunt of the storm on Wednesday.

Miami and the Jacksonville Armada‘s players and staff will have a similar opportunity because their scheduled matches against the San Francisco Deltas and Indy Eleven were postponed late on Wednesday. Florida Gove. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency earlier in the week in anticipation of the Category 5 hurricane’s potential arrival on the state’s east coast.

“In any situation like this, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our players, coaches, staff members, fans, and their families,” NASL Interim Commissioner Rishi Sehgal said. “We hope that everyone is able to stay safe during this difficult time.”

Jacksonville’s matchup with Indy has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27. The other two postponed matches have not yet been rescheduled.

Miami and the Cosmos already fought to an exciting 3-3 draw in South Florida on Wednesday night. The only remaining unaffected match is the game between Edmonton and visiting North Carolina.