HOUSTON — Saturday night's MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo, scheduled for 6:30 (MDT), has been rescheduled for a noon start time on Sunday.
Downtown Houston has been experienced severe thunderstorms since early morning accompanied by frequent lightning strikes.
With strong storms continuing in the area and a flash flood warning issued for Harris County at 7 p.m., the match was officially postponed at that time.
The Dynamo, in consultation with Major League Soccer, made the decision in the interest of fan, public and player safety.
The weather forecast calls for sustained rain and lightning around BBVA Compass Stadium throughout the evening.
This is the second time in the team's 363-game history that a kickoff has been moved to a different day. The only other time was when a flooded field in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2011 forced a postponement.
Real Salt Lake is 2-8-1 all-time in Houston, but it’s picked up a victory at BBVA Compass field each of the past seasons. Last year, Juan Manuel Martinez scored his first MLS goal in the 3-1 victory.
The game will still be broadcasted by KMYU-TV, the team said through Twitter.