The Long Island Rough Riders women’s match against New Jersey Copa FC that was postponed May 12 due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. June 27 at Mercer County Community College.
The Rough Riders open their 2018 United Women’s Soccer campaign May 19 against Western NY Flash. Kickoff is 5 p.m. from Michael J. Tully Park in North Hempstead, N.Y.
Lead by first-year head coach Karim Diallo, Long Island last met NJ Copa in the 2017 Eastern Conference Final. The Rough Riders won 5-1, handing Copa its only home defeat over the past two seasons.
The Rough Riders went 8-2-2 last season, advancing to the UWS National Championship Semifinal, losing to eventual league champion Grand Rapids FC on penalty kicks.
BY: Michael LoRé