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Union-Rapids match postponed

Major League Soccer has postponed today’s match between Philadelphia Union and the Colorado Rapids due to a blizzard that has struck the Rocky Mountain region.

The match will now be played Sunday at 3pm ET (1pm MT) and can be seen live on The Comcast Network and online at MLS Live. Univision Deportes will broadcast the game on tape delay at 7pm.

Snow has already begun falling on the Denver area, and the storm is expected to dump between six and 12 inches of snow on the Denver region. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region until 7pm today. More than 400 flights to and from Denver have already been cancelled due to the storm, according to the Denver Post.

“We had hoped and planned to play our match as scheduled, but we cannot put staff, fans, and players from both teams at risk by asking them to travel or play in unsafe conditions,” Rapids President Tim Hinchey said in a statement on the team’s web site.

Also, take note that daylight savings time goes into effect over night tonight, pushing clocks one hour ahead for Sunday.

10 Comments

  1. frankswild says:

    This is really obnoxious, they have known about this blizzard for days and have been making statements about how tough they are and how they are used to the weather and will play regardless. Then seven hours before the game is supposed to start they postpone it. I understand why they are postponing it, I just don’t get why all week they have been saying they wouldn’t even in the face of a blizzard.

    • I don’t think I heard anything along the lines of were gonna play through anything. Impression I got is they kinda knew they were gonna cancel but decided to hold off until they knew what was happening.

    • Southside Johnny says:

      Obviously they are pussies.

  2. Another day to acclimate to the thinner oxygen levels is likely to the benefit of the Union; since I understand that the league and the home team make the call on conditions, the Rapids would have been less likely to have cooperated with any decision to postpone and cede some help to the visitors.

  3. The Black Hand says:

    The old ‘blizzard’ excuse. They’re scared of us!

  4. The Black Hand says:

    Blasted Coloradans!!!! No chance that their wizardry can help them tomorrow.

  5. anyone know if this game will be on MLS direct kick package …..was supposed to be on there when it was scheduled for Saturday but now I can’t find it

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