Boston? Forget it, for now at least. Times like these have left footballers stranded without somewhere to play, so Miles Dycaico settled for a competition on the otherside of the world.
Dycaico was meant to be packing for his return trip to Massachusetts this weekend but will instead pull on his Woden-Weston jersey for round four of the Canberra Premier League season.
The 20-year-old midfielder came to Canberra in May for a family visit but decided to extend his stay after the coronavirus pandemic shutdown his college football season.
So the American had two options: return to Boston as scheduled without any training before semester beings, or stay in Australia a few weeks longer and play in the Premier League. He opted for the latter.
"I was in a really tough place when our spring season got cancelled and school was put online. I wanted to keep playing and training," Dycaico said.
"Being able to come out here and have Ulisses [Da Silva] so open and transparent, hopefully I'll be able to show and repay the gratitude I have.
"A lot of the guys in the team are great and super open to accepting me and helping me adjust to life in Canberra.
"It's such an honour, I'm super excited to play in the NPL competition and ultimately help Woden-Weston get better. It's a relief because I know all over the world it's shutdown and people want a chance to play, it's nice to be able to do this."
Dycaico is one of four "COVID orphans" at Woden-Weston, with Mate Barisic, Eugene Arku and Miguel Da Silva joining the NPL club from Victoria.
He went from training with Ulisses Da Silva's side to becoming a starting player due to his solid form in the midfield.
The Wanderers are still searching for their first goal and win of the NPL season, having lost their opening three matches to Gungahlin United, Belconnen United and Tuggeranong United.
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They're currently sitting last on the ladder but that could change if they beat the winless Monaro Panthers at Melrose Synethic on Saturday afternoon.
"We haven't got off to the best start so [Saturday] is just another chance for us to get our first points," Da Silva said.
"The team has been fantastic, training has been intense and the boys have been working really hard to change the season around.
"We review our matches every week and what I say to them is 'you either win or you learn'. We've had lots of learning opportunities and the players have been supporting each other, it's learning how to improve or perform to our potential."
Capital Football has been forced to reschedule three Premier League fixtures due to the forecast inclement conditions, with heavy rain expected to fall over the weekend.
Tuggeranong will instead host the Blue Devils at Melrose Synthetic at 5pm on Sunday, while the NPLW fixture between Canberra United Academy and Wagga City Wanderers has been moved to 4.20pm at Hawker Football Centre.
The NPLW top-of-the-table clash between Belconnen and Gungahlin at Hawker has also been delayed to start at 5pm on Saturday.
The wet weather, however, has been welcomed by Da Silva, who hopes his NPL side can use the adverse conditions to their advantage.
"We love wet weather, the harder the conditions the better. We'll use it as a point of difference" Da Silva said.
"We're used to adversity so whether that's conditions or results, we'll deal with whatever is thrown our way. The weather isn't great but we'll try to use that as a point of difference."
NPL CANBERRA: Round four
Mens - Saturday: Woden-Weston v Monaro Panthers at Melrose Synthetic, 3.45pm. Sunday: Gungahlin United v Tigers FC at AIS Grassfields, 3pm. Canberra Croatia v Canberra Olympic at Deakin Stadium, 3.15pm. Tuggeranong United v Belconnen United at Melrose Synthetic, 5pm.
Womens - Saturday: Canberra Olympic v Canberra Croatia at OConnor Enclosed, 3pm. Belconnen United v Gungahlin United at Hawker Football Centre, 5pm. Monaro Panthers v Woden-Weston at Riverside Stadium 5.30pm. Sunday: Canberra United Academy v Wagga City Wanderers at Hawker Football Centre, 4.20pm.