St Louis City and FC Dallas to finish off MLS tie 29 days after lightening stopped play

May 12 – St. Louis City will have to return to Frisco on June 7 to complete the last 40 minutes of the MLS match against FC Dallas that was suspend May 6 after lightening struck in Frisco and around the Toyota Stadium.

The game was halted five minutes into the second half with the score at 0-0. The completion of the match – a month after it was suspended – will see the restart on 50 minutes with the same players on the pitch and substitutes available.

If any player is injured between now and the game’s restart the team can replace that player with from the subs bench without that substitution counting towards the number of subs they can make or one of their three substitution events. Substitued players can be replaced from the team squads.

Last Saturday teams had just begun the second half when lightning began, forcing teams off the field and fans to safe cover. Play was suspended at 8:52pm and was officially postponed at 10:40pm.

MLS rules state that each time lightning is spotted (within eight miles of the stadium), a delay of at least 30 minutes ensues. With each new lightning sighting, the 30-minute clock resets.

This is the second time this season that MLS debutants St Louis City have had a game interrupted. On April 15 game at a home game at CityPark against Cincinnati, there was a delay of more than two hours because of tornado warnings and thunderstorms.

The 29-day delay before the restart of the game in Frisco will see both clubs having completed four other MLS fixtures…weather permitting.

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