MLS fans that were waiting to kick the season off on a high note will have to wait, as the top match to be held this weekend has been delayed due to complications in Los Angeles.
A press release issued by MLS earlier today has confirmed that the game between the LA Galaxy and defending champions LAFC will be postponed due to bad weather. The forecast for the next 72 hours predicts that thunderstorms will not allow the game to be played as scheduled.
"Due to safety considerations resulting from inclement weather and forecasted thunderstorms in the Los Angeles area, Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy and LAFC today announced that the 2023 MLS regular season match scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 25 between the LA Galaxy and LAFC at the Rose Bowl Stadium will be postponed to a later date," the press release states.
The rivalry known as El Tráfico was scheduled as the highlight of the opening weekend in the North American competition, as LAFC will begin their quest to win back-to-back titles following their dramatic penalty shootout win against the Philadelphia Union.
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