Which I’m sure is a massive relief to the players from Southern California, not to mention the fans.
The 8 p.m. March 7 quarterfinal will be played at the Rogers Centre, which has a retractable roof.
The bad news: the game will be played on artificial turf, but at least the roof will be closed.
“A lot of thought went into selecting the home site for this very important match,” said Toronto FC Senior Director of Business Operations, Paul Beirne. “While we would have loved to host our quarterfinal match at our home, BMO Field, ultimately the decision came down to our ability to deliver a safe and enjoyable event in a venue that could withstand the unpredictability of March’s weather conditions.
“We felt that BMO Field’s infrastructure in its present state combined with the exposure to the winter conditions would not deliver on this experience.”
The average high in Toronto in March is just 37 degrees, while the average low is 23 degrees, by the way. Brrrr.
The return leg will be played a week later at Home Depot Center.