US Open Cup weather delay: Minnesota-Colorado match to resume Thursday

UPDATE (May 12) – The match resumed Thursday, with Minnesota United FC winning 2-1 over Colorado Rapids after Emanuel Reynoso bagged an 87th-minute goal.

ORIGINAL (May 11) –A lengthy weather delay has resulted in Wednesday night’s US Open Cup Round of 32 match between Minnesota United FC and Colorado Rapids being pushed back a day.

The match, which was tied at 1-1 in the 18th minute, will now resume at 2 pm ET at Allianz Field.

MNUFC took an eighth-minute lead through forward Abu Danladi, then Rapids midfielder Nicolas Mezquida equalized in the 15th minute.

But lightning, stormy conditions and persistent rain made the pitch unplayable, with match officials delaying the restart until Thursday when a Round of 16 berth is on the line.

The draw for the Open Cup's Round of 16 will be held at 8:30 pm ET Thursday evening on ESPN+’s Futbol Americas.