METROPOLITAN DIVISION NEWS RELEASE
Thank you for your patience as we have worked with the league, fellow clubs, our local community, and our stakeholders to understand the implications of this global pandemic and the ramifications on the 2020 season. Ultimately, it is clear we must act in the best interest of everyone involved at the club, including our incoming players, staff, supporters and sponsors.
We had big plans for 2020 after our staff worked very hard over the past months to assemble an excellent group of players, and we were eager to introduce them to you. At this time, however, the health and well being of everyone in our community must come first. We have thus made the difficult decision to withdraw from the 2020 USL League Two Season.
As painful as this decision has been, we strongly believe it is the right decision. Our preparation for the 2021 USL League Two Season begins now.
“We absolutely support the Metropolitan Division teams’ decision not to participate in the 2020 League Two season,” said USL Vice President Joel Nash. “This decision is about much more than soccer and we look forward welcoming them back in 2021.”
Stay home and stay safe. We will see you again soon.
Long Island Rough Riders
Metropolitan USL League Two Member