UPDATE: The game will resume tomorrow at 7pm.
The game between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake on Saturday night was postponed, about an hour and a half after a storm rolled through, dumping enormous amounts of rain on the field. As now, the game has not yet been rescheduled, but we will keep you updated as we get the information. (UPDATE: Real Salt Lake’s twitter account has things for a tomorrow kick, with time TBD).
In the 28th minute of the scoreless game, referee Drew Fischer sent the teams into the locker rooms, with lightning in the area. Shortly after, the rain arrived, and with it, wind that knocked down boardings and benches on the field. United and league officials, along with Fischer and his crew, inspected the field to see whether or not the game could be continued. But at around 9:05, the decision was made to postpone the game, given how much water was still standing on the field.
Fans who can’t make the rescheduled game can exchange their tickets for any game remaining in the 2017 schedule. When the game does restart, it will being at around the 28:00, when Fischer signaled the teams to the locker rooms.
If you haven’t seen the extent of the storm, here are some pictures that show how powerful that rolled through was.
Flooding is about about 3.5 feet deep in the team walk out tunnel at #RFK stadium #dcu #DCvRSL pic.twitter.com/ae3lNp7aN8— Lindsay Simpson (@lindsaysimpson) August 13, 2017
Signature RFK concourse geyser #DCU #UNMATCHED pic.twitter.com/rySioIGbVu— Colin Moffett (@cmoffett) August 13, 2017
This is standing water inside the concourse #DCU #DCvRSL pic.twitter.com/FQHMEo9pwD— Black and Red United (@blackandredU) August 13, 2017
Update from the pool #DCU #DCvRSL pic.twitter.com/wbH54nKSlu— Black and Red United (@blackandredU) August 13, 2017
So uh...we might not have a game pic.twitter.com/iDe138YJqj— Black and Red United (@blackandredU) August 13, 2017