A soccer match being played in May has been snowed out. No kidding.
The Canadian Soccer Association on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal first leg match between FC Edmonton and the Vancouver Whitecaps was "rescheduled due to unplayable conditions" caused by a snowstorm that struck the Edmonton area. The CSA warned of a potential postponement earlier Wednesday.
The second leg of the series, scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at BC Place will now be played as the first leg. Edmonton will host the second leg on May 20 at Clarke Field with a kickoff time still to be determined. The winner of the series will face the club that emerges from the other semifinal between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC for the Canadian Championship.
It's a series switcheroo reminiscent of what occurred in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoff series between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. Read about it here.
The return leg will be moved to Wednesday 20 May at Clarke Field in Edmonton (kickoff to be confirmed).#canChamp— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) May 6, 2015