COMMERCE CITY, Colorado (AP) — Soft snow started falling, and then kept getting heavier as the night progressed.

From the start of Friday’s World Cup qualifier, the lines on the field were covered. As the game wore on, even the Americans in their white home uniforms became hard to see. And then in the 55th minute, with the U.S. leading Costa Rica 1-0 on Clint Dempsey’s early goal, the referee and match commissioner stopped it.

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The soccer field appeared more like a ice hockey rink.

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In ice hockey they call it the Zamboni. Not sure what they call this machine.

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Bet they don’t have snow in Costa Rica for their games.

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Costa Rica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier