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Despite Imelda flooding, Orlando City still set to play at Houston Dynamo Saturday

Despite city-wide flooding due to Tropical Storm Imelda, neither club expects the weather to interfere with Saturday’s match.

Houston Dynamo forward Alberth Elis (17) and Orlando City SC defender Lamine Sane (22) fight to control the ball during a match last season. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando City does not expect Tropical Depression Imelda flooding to alter its Houston travel plans ahead of a Saturday road match against the Dynamo, according to a club official. The Lions are slated to fly to Houston Friday afternoon.

More than 650 flights were canceled or delayed as Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport shut down due to flooding and storms on Thursday. The Houston Hobby airport also briefly closed Thursday, but it re-opened once roads in the area were deemed passable. 

Bush airport posted on Twitter Thursday the FAA expected to re-open the airport by Friday afternoon.

Orlando City’s match against the Houston Dynamo is set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday.

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