A three-hour lightning delay before kickoff wasn’t the end of inclement weather in Nashville last night: with the Boys in Gold holding a 2-1 lead over New York Red Bulls II, the prospect of further lightning strikes caused the game to be abandoned. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
From club release:
NASHVILLE (June 27, 2019) – Nashville SC’s match against New York Red Bulls II was postponed tonight due to continuous lightning and severe weather around First Tennessee Park. Despite a 2-1 lead at halftime, Nashville SC will be required to replay this match in its entirety at a date yet to be determined.
Nashville SC would like to thank its fans for their patience during tonight’s delays. Fans with tickets to tonight’s match will be admitted to the rescheduled clash later this season. If fans transferred or sold tonight’s tickets, the party who received or purchased the tickets will have access to the rescheduled match.
Having to play from the beginning is a downer for Nashville, which got goals from Lebo Moloto and Cameron Lancaster to overcome an early 1-0 deficit. Instead, those highlights will live in our memories, but not on the scoreboard when the game is begun anew.
Given the club’s shared facility situation, they’ll have to find a date that works not only for themselves and the Red Bulls organization, but also the Nashville Sounds Triple-A baseball team, the primary tenant of First Tennessee Park. Another potential option would be Nissan Stadium where NSC hosts Indy Eleven July 27 (and North Carolina FC Oct. 12). However, the logistics of converting the home field of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans for multiple soccer games could be even more complicated than at First Tennessee.