NASL Announces Changes to Three New York-Puerto Rico Games

Hurricanes Irma and Maria force schedule changes in September and October
Published Sep 22, 2017
In the aftermath of two hurricanes that heavily affected the Caribbean, the New York Cosmos and the North American Soccer League (NASL) announced Friday a series of changes to games that are set to be played between Puerto Rico FC and the New York Cosmos.
The Puerto Rico-New York game that was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, September 9, at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamón will now take place in the same location on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Puerto Rico and New York have swapped home dates for the remaining two matchups between the two clubs. The Cosmos will now host the Caribbean side on Sunday, October 1, at MCU Park in Brooklyn, while Puerto Rico will welcome New York to Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium for the Fall Season finale on Saturday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The kickoff time for the game on October 1 has been set at 5 p.m. ET.   
NASL Interim Commissioner Rishi Sehgal addressed the situation in Puerto Rico on Thursday: “On behalf of everyone across the NASL, we’re heartbroken to see the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. We would like to extend our most heartfelt thoughts to everyone affected by the hurricane, including all of the staff members, players, coaches, partners, and fans of Puerto Rico FC.”
Team and league officials will be working in conjunction with local stadium and government authorities to assess the damage and determine whether or not any other changes need to be made to the schedule moving forward.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria and for the remainder of the 2017 NASL Season, the New York Cosmos will be donating 50% of all sales for $10 tickets to the Puerto Rico FC staff GOFUNDME page when fans purchase their tickets using code “PUERTORICO”. Visit to order your tickets today.