LEESBURG, Va. – Lightning forced the NISA Independent Cup doubleheader involving the Cosmos and New Amsterdam FC to be postponed Thursday night.
It was not known when both matches will be played, although the National Independent Soccer Association said on Twitter that rescheduling information would be forthcoming.
In the first game of the doubleheader, New Amsterdam FC and Maryland Bobcats FC endured a pair of lightning delays in the first half of the Mid-Atlantic Region encounter.
The score was 0-0 when the game was called.
In the second match, the Cosmos were scheduled to face FC Baltimore Christos. That contest originally was slated to kickoff at 8:45 p.m., but the kickoff was pushed back to 10 p.m. before that match was called because of the severe weather conditions.
On opening night Sunday, both games ended in 1-1 deadlocks.
The double postponement certainly put a crimp in NISA’s plans because the third and final play date is set for Sunday. So, Round Two matches would have to be played either Friday or Saturday, perhaps depending on field availability.
On the final day on Sunday, New Amsterdam plays FC Baltimore at 5:45 p.m. while the Cosmos takes on Maryland at 7:45 p.m.
The Cosmos kick off their National Independent Soccer Association fall season against the Michigan Stars at Mitchel Athletic Complex on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
New Amsterdam will welcome the Cosmos for its home opener in Warwick on Friday, Aug. 21.