New York City FC defender Tayvon Gray (24) warms up with forward Talles Magno (43) aat Red Bull Arena (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
After enduring almost a 2 1/2 hour delay, the Hudson River Derby match between the Red Bulls and New York City was postponed late Saturday night due to an unplayable pitch at Red Bull Arena.
Lightning and heavy rains stopped the game from kicking off. When the rain subsided, game officials deemed the field waterlogged at around 10:45 p.m.
The inclement weather came from the outer bands of Henri, a tropical storm that was on the verge of becoming a hurricane. The storm is expected to hit central Long Island late Sunday morning or early afternoon.
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It was not immediately known when the game will be played.
Tonight’s match has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
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