Crew-Impact MLS game postponed until Sunday

The Canadian Press
4/12/2013 8:15:51 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

NEW YORK -- The Major League Soccer game between the Columbus Crew and Montreal Impact originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been pushed to Sunday because of poor weather conditions in Quebec.

The game was originally scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at Montreal's Saputo Stadium, but will now take place at 12 p.m. ET at the same venue on Sunday, the league said in a release Friday night.

Snow began falling in Montreal on Friday, with accumulations of 15-25 centimetres predicted, along with the possibility of rainfall through Saturday afternoon.

"Based on the snow that already has fallen in Montreal, and the forecast for the next 18-24 hours, the weather conditions will hamper efforts to clear the field and the stadium," said Nelson Rodriguez, MLS executive vice-president of competition and game operations. "We believe a high probability exists that the field would be unplayable at the game's originally scheduled time."

Montreal comes in with a record of 4-1-0, good for top spot in the Eastern Conference, while Columbus enters with a 2-1-2 mark.

The Impact played their first two home games of the season indoors at Olympic Stadium. Saturday's game was scheduled to be Montreal's first outdoor game of the year.

Montreal Impact celebrate (Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)


(Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


TSN 1050: Leafs Lunch: Hour 1 - March 31

Leafs Lunch is joined by TSN Leafs Reporter Mark Masters.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos and Kristian Jack - March 19

Luke, Jason & Kristian recap the week for Canada's MLS teams, talk New York City FC's start, plus EPL and Champions League talk as well.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason de Vos & Kristian Jack - March 4

Luke, Jason and KJ look ahead to the MLS season just prior to the news of a new collective bargaining agreement, plus EPL talk as well.

More Podcasts

TSN TweetBox
© 2015
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television