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NASL: Two More Games Postponed Due To Concerns Related To Hurricane Irma

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NEW YORK – The North American Soccer League (NASL) announced Wednesday that it has postponed two additional games due to concerns related to Hurricane Irma.

The matchup between the San Francisco Deltas and Miami FC, which was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday in San Francisco, has been postponed so that Miami’s players, coaches, and staff can be with their families during a time when dangerous weather conditions are expected in South Florida.

Another game scheduled for Saturday, a contest between Jacksonville Armada FC and Indy Eleven, has been postponed due to concerns over the weather in the Jacksonville area.

Earlier this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the state ahead of Hurricane Irma’s potential arrival this upcoming weekend.

The two postponements come one day after the NASL announced it would postpone the weekend encounter between Puerto Rico FC and the New York Cosmos. The game was scheduled to be played on Saturday in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, but the island continues to be under a serious threat of being significantly impacted by the hurricane.

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

The Jacksonville-Indy game will now be played on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. New dates have not yet been set for the San Francisco-Miami and Puerto Rico-New York games, but the clubs are working with the NASL League Office to finalize when the makeup games will be played.

As it stands, the only NASL matchup that will be played this weekend will be a Sunday clash between FC Edmonton and North Carolina FC at Clarke Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and the game can be seen live on ESPN3 (U.S.) and (Canada and rest of the world).

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