FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — FC Dallas and Nashville SC played to a scoreless draw Sunday night in a game that started more than 3 1/2 hours late because of storms and lightning in the area.
Scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the game didn’t get underway until 11:07 p.m.READ MORE: North Texas Looks At High-Speed Rail Between Dallas And Fort Worth
Dallas goalie Jimmy Maurer had seven saves, and Nashville’s Joe Willis had one.
The game was the second straight at Toyota Stadium between the teams in their return from the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday night, Nashville won 1-0 for the expansion team’s first victory, a game marred by booing of kneeling players during the national anthem. FC Dallas player Reggie Cannon expressed disgust at the fans who booed, then faced a backlash on social media that included threats.READ MORE: 'I Feel Like I'm Doing Something That Actually Matters' Says North Texas Mom Who Became Truck Driver Amid Nationwide Shortage
On Sunday night, FC planned to have the players remain in the locker rooms for the national anthem, then take part in a moment of silence to promote racial equality. However, because of the delay and time of day, the anthem was called off along with public address announcements and music.
Because of positive COVID-19 tests, Dallas and Nashville did not play in the MLS is Back tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World.MORE NEWS: Small North Texas Businesses Facing Price Increases And Missing Product Due To Supply Chain Issues
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