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TFC Match in Houston Postponed

Monsoon Season Brings Thunderstorms To Las Vegas
Lightning in Vegas last month - looks similar everywhere
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After a nearly three-hour delay, it was decided that Toronto FC's match against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium, scheduled for Saturday night, could not take place before the 11 PM CT cut off and has been rescheduled for a later date.

The match was prevented from even getting under way due to inclement weather – lightning strikes and a torrential downpour – in the midst of a storm that seemed to hover over Houston all evening, if weather app radar is to be believed.

Though the heavy rains appeared to dissipate, intermittent lightning strikes would reset the countdown to a possible resumption periodically, hence the lengthy delay.

For those interested in detail, MLS' Match Postponement Policy can be viewed here. The pertinent bit:

The Club’s Official Game Rosters are frozen on the match recommencement day, subject to [exceptions]...

See the linked document above for those exceptions.

The only mention of such a situation in the 2016 MLS Competition Guidelines is as follows....

MATCH POSTPONEMENT: In the event a match is abandoned at any point prior to its conclusion, it will be postponed, rather than cancelled and/or final. In the event the game is postponed at any point, any remaining time will be completed the following day or as soon as practical.

According to Toronto FC’s Twitter account, the match will be played on Sunday night (tomorrow, er, today) at 9:15 PM ET.

UPDATE: TFC Twitter has announced that the game will air on TSN 4 with coverage beginning at 9 PM.