Hurricane Irene prompts postponement of Sunday’s NYRB-Galaxy game

The sold-out, nationally televised game in New York was rescheduled to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Also postponed: Sunday’s Philadelphia Union-New England Revolution until Sept. 7, while Saturday’s D.C. United-Portland contest was brought forward to 2 p.m. from 7 p.m.

“With the safety of our fans and clubs top of mind, and thanks to the cooperation of our clubs and broadcast partners, Major League Soccer has rescheduled two games that were originally set for this weekend,” said Nelson Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Competition and Game Operations. “We expect that Hurricane Irene will likely cause hazardous travel and unplayable conditions throughout the Northeast. We appreciate our fans’ understanding of these decisions and the media’s assistance in communicating the message.”

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  • studs and elbows down

    Sanity wins, good decision after watching the Toronto-Dallas game be abandoned at the half-time. Now I’d be very happy if he league can delay the midday games in 100+ degree days. also, the Galaxy should go with the first team tonite.

  • Limey

    So does that mean that Keane and Birchall will not be available on Tueday due to thier national team call ups?

  • Nick Green

    As noted on this blog Wednesday, both players will miss the Labor Day contest against Sporting in Kansas City.