Wintery conditions have forced MLS to postpone the second leg of the semi-final, pushing the match back to Thursday
Weather affecting the New York-New Jersey area has rendered the field at Red Bull Arena unplayable due to a mass accumulation of snow. The pitch at the $200 million stadium is not heated, like many of its European counterparts, and there was a legitimate concern that players could suffer an injury. The game will now be played on Thursday.
It marks the second time in this postseason that the Red Bulls have had to reschedule a match due to weather conditions. New York was scheduled to play the opening leg of its match against DC on November 3 but had to swap legs due to the damage done by Hurricane Sandy.
Rescheduling the match could have massive implications for the current MLS playoff scheduling. The Eastern Conference semifinals were set for this Saturday but that could change because the two teams would not have the equal amount of rest.
Australia international Cahill joined New York in July and has made 13 starts, scoring twice.