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Soccer Field Floods Before U.S. Scheduled to Play on It

10 Oct 2017, 2:54 pm

The United States men’s soccer team is spending its Tuesday night in Trinidad & Tobago, hoping to qualify for the World Cup with a victory or a tie.

But Mother Nature tried to get involved. A downpour leading to more than a half inch of rain on Monday flooded part of the field, and an unusually wet summer and early fall has kept things soaked in the area. Almost 3.6″ of rain has fallen so far this month, more than half of the typical 5.6″ of rain Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, usually receives in the month of October.

All-in-all, it led to the United States being forced to practice on a flooded soccer field on Monday, just a day before their critical World Cup qualifier.

Another downpour re-soaked the field in the morning of Tuesday’s game.

But the good news is the field was drained before kickoff. Field crews brought out a pump to drain the outer ring of the 10,000 seat Ato Boldon stadium, located about an hour south of Port of Spain, and the field looks in good position for the Tuesday night game.

Play on, gentlemen!

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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