Tropical Storm Ophelia was moving up the Eastern Coast on Saturday when New York City FC and Toronto FC were supposed to play in New Jersey. The game was scheduled for 7:30 PM, and there was some wonder as to how the outskirts of the storm would impact the match. The tri-state area had rain and wind all day long, and it will continue throughout the weekend.
However, Saturday's game will be postponed. And no, it is not due to Ophelia.
A water main break has postponed the NYCFC match against Toronto
Instead, a water main break is to blame. NYCFC announced there was a water main break to "the pipeline that services Red Bull Arena". As a result, the "water to the stadium has been shut down". The match was postponed and rescheduled for Sunday at 1:00 PM.
Per the club, all tickets for Saturday will be valid for Sunday. It will be interesting to see what the stadium conditions will be like. The rain will continue throughout the night and all day on Sunday. Will Red Bull Arena cover up the pitch to keep the ground from becoming saturated? Or will it be difficult for the players to maneuver the ball?
The status of the pitch is always a concern when there is a lot of rain. NYCFC would love to crush Toronto again, but the conditions can hinder the players' performances. The dream of scoring five for a second time against the Reds likely will not happen. Still, both teams will be influenced by the weather. Therefore, supporters will expect the Pigeons to win.
Also, will the wait impact the mentality of the two teams? Will it be positive or negative? This will be another thing that everyone should watch for.
New York City FC will now face Toronto FC on Sunday, September 24. Will you still watch the match?