NEW YORK – Citing general public safety concerns because of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irene, Major League Soccer has postponed the game between D.C. United and the Portland Timbers, previously scheduled for Saturday at RFK Stadium.
The game will be rescheduled and the new date and time announced next week. The Timbers have made arrangements to return to Portland today.
On Thursday, MLS postponed two other matches originally scheduled to take place this weekend because of the expected weather conditions from Hurricane Irene, rescheduling the matchups between the New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy as well as the Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution.
“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 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.”