The FC Dallas and St. Louis City SC match wasn’t the most eventful one, and after 50 minutes, there was no more match. Rain, rain go away the FC Dallas match was postponed to a later date.
In the first half, both teams weren’t playing necessarily the prettiest version of soccer. It was back and forth, ping pong, if you will on the possession side with neither team really getting good chances to score. There were some good set up pieces that ultimately fell short of a great scoring chance.
Paul Arriola was subbed off in the 23rd minute due to injury, which the team still hasn’t addressed or given an update on as of Monday morning. Without Arriola, the offense was stifled, and Dallas wasn’t able to get anything going on that side of the pitch.
All the while, everyone in the press box was feverishly trying to pay attention to both what was happening on the pitch, and checking the weather radar. Weather was swiftly approaching Frisco, and there wasn’t going to be anything that stopped it. As soon as the game clock hit 50 minutes, the referees called it and both teams had to head back to the locker rooms.
Quickly, 10 p.m. showed up with a small glimmer of hope that the players were about to get back on the field for a small warm up at 10:05. Just as we were receiving this news, a huge strike of lightning hit somewhere near Toyota Stadium, and the delay was back on. All I could think in my head was, “rain, rain go away.”
The match was officially postponed around 10:40 p.m. and there has yet to be an update on when the match will be resumed. FC Dallas didn’t seem to have the offense to win the game, but their defense looked to be enough to win the draw. Dallas will have two matches this week, the first coming against Nashville SC Wednesday as part of the U.S. Open Cup. The second match of the week will be in Austin Saturday night against Austin FC in a normal MLS regular season matchup.
Saturday night was a bit of a snoozer, as I kept saying rain, rain go away the FC Dallas match was postponed to a later date.