Smoke from the Canadian wildfires have taken its toll on many things in the Northeast.

Add the Long Island Rough Riders to the list.

The Rough Riders said were forced to postpone Wednesday’s doubleheader at Mitchel Athletic Complex due to “poor air quality.”

“As we value the safety and well-being of our players, fans, and staff, tonight’s match has been postponed due to the dangerous air quality,” the club said on Twitter.

Both teams have forged 5-0-0 marks in their respective leagues this season.

The men’s team was supposed to play Cedar Stars in a 6 p.m. USL League Two match, while the women’s side was to host Cedar Stars in a USL game at 8 p.m.

The team said those contests will be rescheduled.

The Rough Riders will host another doubleheader at Mitchel on Sunday, June 11.

The women welcome FA Euro at 4:30 p.m, followed by the men meeting the same club at 7 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at