Found July 18, 2012 on Total MLS:
New York (9-5-5, 5-0-3 home) and Chicago (9-6-4, 3-4-2 road) face off in a pivotal match in the eastern conference tomorrow afternoon but there is more focus being placed on the weather than on the match. At the time of kickoff, 1pm eastern, temperatures will be reaching a high of 97 degrees. Conditions this past Sunday at a 4pm kickoff were 86 degrees but it felt around 100. Red Bull Arena’s roof was built to carry sound but unfortunately it also traps in the heat due to poor ventilation. Fans of MLS old will remember back in August 2003, Jimmy Conrad being stretchered off the field at the old Giant Stadium with heat stroke. New York will be without the services of Jan Gunnar Solli, Heath Pearce, Ryan Meara, and Rafa Marquez. On top of that, head coach Hans Backe did not bring on fresh legs in the second half against Seattle on Sunday. Newly acquired keeper Bill Gaudette, who impressed in his first match with NY, will take his spot between the posts for the injured Meara. Thie...
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