Weather concerns force Cosmos, Scorpions to change game date


In a year bereft of any truly threatening hurricane activity, one such storm threatens to derail this weekend’s New York Cosmos, San Antonio Scorpions match.

With Hurricane Patricia bearing down on Mexico and in line with a landing in Texas, the North American Soccer league, along with the Cosmos and Scorpions, have switched game times for this weekend’s encounter from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET.

“Our number one concern is for the safety and comfort of our fans,” said Scorpions president & general manager Howard Cornfield. “Given the severity of the forecast – and particularly the likelihood of flooding – we felt this was the most prudent action to take.

“I’d like to personally thank Erik Stover and the New York Cosmos for their shared concern for the safety of our fans and for their willingness to make last minute changes to their travel schedule.”

The match holds no significance to the Scorpions, but the Cosmos will be battling for home field advantage throughout the postseason. They currently trail Ottawa by five points in the combined NASL standings.

Sunday’s match can be seen live on ESPN3 and ONE World Sports in the U.S. and on in Canada.

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  • William

    Thank the lord we have so much money. Cosmos have billions of dollars and will help all the Cosmos fans that had flights to come in on Saturday. Amazon’s stock price is a joke next to our revenue from attendance. We are the filthy rich Cosmos and we can buy that hurricane and build our Long Island stadium with it. Long Island is rich. Cosoms have trillions. Our fans are flying to San Antonio in droves. Our billions will protect them.

  • soccer

    Ook !!!??

  • I’ll have what she’s having!!!

  • rebel fighter

    Based on the pic above the hurricane has long passed. Why did they cancel. lol

  • trollleftarm

    They didn’t cancel, they played. “lol”.

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