Apr 27, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT
When you think you’ve seen it all … well, better think again.
Saturday’s D.C. United match in Columbus was delayed for almost an hour because – not making this up, swear – the scoreboard caught on fire.
There’s video proof and everything.
We can make light because no one was hurt, and Crew officials appeared to have things contained. And because the game did eventually kickoff without further incident, although delayed by 50 minutes and with some sections of the stadium closed for seating.
Columbus Crew Stadium, the first facility built expressly for Major League Soccer, is 14 years old.
Check back for updates. Columbus Crew officials will speak on the fire later tonight, the team says.
- Jose Mourinho says “best team lost,” attacks Arsenal’s defensive tactics, as Chelsea beaten at their own game 2
- Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho fail to shake hands, as Gunners boss finally prevails 1
- Three things we learned from Arsenal’s Community Shield win vs. Chelsea 0
- Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: Oxlade-Chamberlain strike wins Gunners FA Community Shield 0
- Report: Manchester United, PSG agree to $70 million fee for Angel di Maria 2
- MLS Snapshot: Seattle Sounders 0-3 Vancouver Whitecaps (video) 2