NASHVILLE, TN - Nashville SC announced Thursday that their abandoned home match against New York Red Bulls II has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 21. Originally scheduled for June 26, the match was delayed before kickoff due to lightning in the area, and was eventually abandoned at halftime.
Nashville went behind early, with New York taking the lead in the 6th minute through Mathias Jørgensen. The Boys In Gold eventually pulled ahead to a 2-1 lead through Cameron Lancaster and Lebo Moloto before the match was delayed once again at halftime. With more storms in the area, the match was ultimately abandoned.
Under old USL rules, the match counted if the entire first half was completed. However, a rule change ahead of the 2018 season states that a match will only be considered complete after reaching the 70th minute, with the added condition that one side must have at least a three goal lead.
The sides are each allowed to make three changes to their 18-player matchday squad. Anything over that limit will count as one of their three substitutions.
The rescheduled match will increase an already packed August for Nashville, who now will play seven matches in 29 days. Tickets for the abandoned match on June 26 will be honored for the rescheduled match.