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Dennis Blows Away CONCACAF Soccer in Miami

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has postponed two of its Gold Cup matches scheduled for Saturday in Miami, Florida because of the threat of Hurricane Dennis.

In a statement released Friday, CONCACAF said the seriousness of the storm led Florida and City of Miami officials to close the Orange Bowl Stadium.

A Group A doubleheader featuring Honduras against Colombia and Panama facing Trinidad and Tobago, will now be played Sunday at the same venue. The Group A matches scheduled for Monday will now be played Tuesday.

CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer apologized to fans, but said that it is better to be safe than sorry. This is the first time since 1998 that weather has interfered with the Gold Cup tournament.

Some information for this report provided by AP