Thursday, June 23, 2016
MLS tried to play soccer on a flooded field and gave up after 4 minutes
(by Mark Sandritter sbnation.com 6-2-16)
It rained a lot on Thursday in the Dallas area. FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo tried to play a soccer game in the same area. The two did not mesh well.
After four minutes of slipping, sliding and trying to play something that resembled underwater soccer, the referee blew the whistle and halted the game due to a rain delay. That was probably a wise decision when the ball itself turns into practically an immovable object.
To their credit, the players tried very hard. But, whatever they were playing did not really resemble soccer.
The rain stopped, allowing the teams a chance to resume play. Or at least attempt to resume play.