GALAXY: Snow problem is no problem

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The snow that blanketed the Northeast -- including all of New York City and Northern New Jersey -- was melting under sunny skies when the Galaxy awoke Sunday morning.

Crews have cleared the field at Red Bull Arena, and L.A.'s Major League Soccer playoff game against the New York Red Bulls, scheduled for a noon PT start, is expected to go off in temperatures in the low 40s.

“I personally love this weather,” midfielder David Beckham said during the Galaxy's media availability Saturday. “To actually open the curtains this morning and see the gray weather -- I haven't seen that for awhile.”

Views of Manhattan across the Hudson River were obscured all day Saturday, but on Sunday the view was pristine. It was crisp and cool on the Hoboken riverfront.

Saturday's Nor'easter, rare for October, dropped nearly a foot of snow in the region while leaving about 70,000 people without electricity, according to reports. Throughout the Northeast, more than 2.7 million homes and businesses were without power and at least three deaths were confirmed.