MLS reschedules match between Columbus Crew and TFC
Major League Soccer has rescheduled Toronto FC's game at the Columbus Crew, originally slated for Saturday, to allow members of the Crew to attend the funeral of teammate Kirk Urso.
The game will now take place Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Urso, 22, was pronounced dead Aug. 5 after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant.
Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said signs point to "an apparent natural death" pending results from toxicology tests, which will not be finalized for four to six weeks.
Both clubs agreed to the scheduling change.
"Given the tragic circumstances we agreed to accept this change in the schedule," said Toronto coach Paul Mariner in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the Urso family and everyone at the Columbus Crew during this difficult time."