- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Lightning delayed the U.S. women’s soccer team’s exhibition game against Costa Rica for nearly 90 minutes Wednesday night.

The U.S. was leading 2-0 on goals by Carli Lloyd and Heather O’Reilly when play was suspended in the 15th minute. After a delay that featured heavy rain and dozens of lightning strikes, play resumed at about 8:50 p.m. Although it was still raining when both teams returned to the field, the lightning had left the area.

The U.S. was playing the second game of its victory tour since winning the Women’s World Cup six weeks ago. The U.S. beat Costa Rica 8-0 on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide