Hurricane Irene Forces Postponement Of New York Red Bulls-LA Galaxy Match

Hurricane Irenes is believed to be biggest storm to hit East Coast in more than 50 years, forcing three MLS games to be moved.

Hurricane Irene has forced the postponement of Sunday's much anticipated, nationally broadcast New York Red Bulls-Los Angeles Galaxy match. The match will instead by played on Oct. 4 and will again be scheduled to air on ESPN2. 

"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 two games that were originally set for this weekend," said Nelson Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Competition and Game Operations, in a league release. "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."

Two other MLS matches were also moved. Saturday's DC United-Portland Timbers match was moved from 7:30 p.m. Eastern to 2 p.m., while Sunday's Philadelphia Union-New England Revolution match was pushed back to Sept. 7.

Hurricane Irene is expected to be the strongest storm to hit the East Coast in the past 50 years. As it went through the Caribbean on Thursday, winds reached 185 mph. The governors of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York have already declared states of emergency.

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