Ahh, spring. Daylight hangs around a little bit longer into evening, flowers are blooming, allergies abound, and snow — wait, what?
Snow was indeed part of the setting as Reign FC hit the road to Bridgeview, Illinois, where they were scheduled to go up against the Chicago Red Stars tonight before discovering that Mother Nature had other plans.
About 15 minutes before scheduled kickoff, both teams confirmed that inclement weather has made tonight’s match unplayable, and it will be rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon, local Chicago time, Sunday morning at 10 AM for all Reign FC fans here in the greater Puget Sound area.
Tonight's match against @chiredstarsPR has been rescheduled for 10a PT tomorrow - Sunday, April 28.— Reign FC (@ReignFC) April 28, 2019
Due to inclement weather, today's match against @chiredstarsPR has been postponed until a later date. The club is working closely with the Red Stars and the @NWSL to reschedule the match. Time and date to be announced later this evening.#RFC253— Reign FC (@ReignFC) April 28, 2019
Over the course of the day, signs were looking encouraging that they would get the match in, but reports from SeatGeek Stadium said otherwise as the teams were in warmups and getting closer to kickoff.
Though you can’t fault the efforts of the Red Stars as even the club’s owner, Arnim Whisler, got in on trying to make the field playable.
Reign FC’s next match will see the team on the road again as they take on Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex, next Saturday, May 4. Kickoff for that one is scheduled at 4 PM PST.