In preparation of the hazardous weather conditions expected this weekend with the arrival of Hurricane Irene, the New York Red Bulls announced on Thursday that their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday evening will be postponed. The match will now take place at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.
“After a significant amount of consultation with Major League Soccer, local authorities and the Galaxy, we made this joint decision to postpone the game with the safety of fans, players and employees in the forefront of our minds,” Red Bulls sporting director Erik Solér said in the release. “We still expect a great match in October between two strong teams in a fantastic atmosphere at Red Bull Arena.”
Fans in possession of tickets for Sunday's match may exchange them for any remaining Red Bulls regular season match including the October 4 tilt against Los Angeles. All exchanges must take place before Friday, September 9 and can be made by contacting the club's box office.