Bad weather forced the hands of Major League Soccer to move the game between the Montreal Impact and the Columbus Crew. Initially planned on Saturday at 2:00 EST, fans are invited to come 24 hours later on Sunday at 12:00 PM EST. Ice and snow accumulation made the pitch unplayable as assessed by MLS and both clubs.
The Montreal Impact assured fans that Saturday's tickets will be valid on Sunday. For those who would like a refund, it is possible to get it at the original purchasing point. For more details, click here.
To keep the legs fresh and the mind ready, the Montreal Impact scheduled a Saturday morning practice at 11:30 AM EST at Complexe sportif Marie-Victorin.
Major League Soccer Press Release
NEW YORK (Friday, April 12, 2013) - Major League Soccer has moved the Montreal Impact vs. Columbus Crew match to Sunday, April 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET because of poor weather conditions in Quebec. The game will be broadcast live nationally in Canada on TSN2 and RDS2 and regionally on FOX Sports Ohio.
Snow began falling in Montreal this morning, with accumulations of six to nine inches (15-25 centimeters) predicted, along with the possibility of rainfall, through Saturday afternoon.
"Based on the snow that already has fallen in Montreal, and the forecast for the next 18-24 hours, the weather conditions will hamper efforts to clear the field and the stadium. We believe a high probability exists that the field would be unplayable at the game's originally scheduled time of Saturday at 2 p.m.," said Nelson Rodríguez, MLS Executive Vice President of Competition and Game Operations. "We appreciate the coordinated efforts of both clubs and our television partners in helping us arrive at the solution of playing the game Sunday at noon."