Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Major League Soccer has moved Saturday's match
between the Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew to Sunday because of poor
weather conditions in the Quebec area.
Snow began falling in Montreal on Friday and it is expected that accumulations
will reach between 6-9 inches, with the possibility of rain throughout the
afternoon on Saturday.
"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 of
Saturday at 2 p.m. We appreciate the coordinated efforts of both clubs and our
television partners in helping us arrive at the solution of playing the game
Sunday at noon."
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