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Bulls Abroad: CFU cancels Caribbean Cup qualifier between St. Kitts and Nevis and Haiti

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A sensible move by the Caribbean Football Union.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

A soccer match is very much the least of Haiti's concerns in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a point underscored by the decision of the Caribbean Football Union to cancel the match between Les Grenadiers and St. Kitts and Nevis, scheduled for October 11.

Citing the multiple Matthew-induced flight cancellations that have made it difficult for the Haiti squad to travel, the Caribbean Cup qualifier due to be staged in St. Kitts will be rescheduled.

Almost certainly, Haiti will now be asked to play both its Caribbean Cup Third Round qualifiers in the November international window. No new dates for Les Grenadiers' games against French Guiana and St. Kitts and Nevis have been announced yet.

The New York Red Bulls' Derrick Etienne won't be winning his first cap for Haiti in October. As reported by Ives Galarcep for Goal USA, however, the young forward has decided to commit his international future to Les Grenadiers, so should in line for another call-up when Haiti is ready to summon a squad to try to clinch qualification for the 2017 Caribbean Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup.