Despite the extraordinary efforts of the Houston Grounds team who worked tirelessly to ensure the field was playable following the catastrophic flooding that hit Oklahoma, Texas and North Mexico this week, match officials who inspected the playing surface this evening and determined that the field did not meet their expectations.
Speaking of the decision Manuel Pellegrini said: “We are bitterly disappointed for our fans, and for those of Houston Dynamo, that the match has been cancelled.
"We had travelled to Houston from Toronto in anticipation of a great game of football and we recognise many fans have also travelled long distances.
"We thank the entire Houston Dynamo team for their efforts in preparing for the match and regret that the game could not be played.”
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