AS Cavaly will forfeit their two Concacaf Champions League games against the New England Revolution, according to defender Emerson Tibert.
The opening round games were originally scheduled to be played at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 22. The first game was postponed to Friday, Feb. 18 because Cavaly were having visa issues.
These struggles persisted despite the postponement and Cavaly are still in Haiti on Tuesday morning. Tibert told The Bent Musket that his team will forfeit both CCL games.
It’s heartbreaking news for Cavaly as Tibert previously said that he “believes in the team a lot.”
The forfeit means that the Revolution will advance to the quarter-finals where they will face either Pumas FC (Mexico) or Saprissa (Costa Rica). The first leg of these fixtures will occur between Mar. 8-10. The second leg will occur between Mar. 15-17.
The Revolution’s first game of the MLS regular season is at the Portland Timbers on Saturday, Feb. 26.