GSL officially nixes fall soccer

After a summer without soccer on pitches across the county, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its tentative plans for an indoor season to begin this fall, but that has now been nixed as well.

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On September 23, the league issued a statement saying, “After reviewing the guidelines from OSA [Ontario Soccer Association] and the government, discussions with the EOHU [Eastern Ontario Health Unit], and monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 and the community, the GSL has decided not to run an indoor soccer league this fall.”

In some consolation, the statement adds, “We are going to reassess and consider having a shortened league come January.”

The GSL last saw action in early March, when the 2019-20 season came to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, winter indoor soccer playoffs were underway. Initially, matches were postponed, with play subsequently cancelled and no champions declared.

Through the summer, other GSL programs were delayed and later cancelled, including all youth and adult outdoor soccer, as well as the competitive regional Glengarry Hearts teams that compete in the Ottawa-based ERSL.

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