COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas paused before their scoreless draw to support the recovery of a firefighter who was struck by lightning in the southwest parking lot of Crew Stadium.
The Major League Soccer teams were scheduled to play on Saturday night, but their game was rescheduled after Stu Tudor was hit. The 54-year-old lieutenant in the Columbus Fire Department is in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the Ohio State Medical Center.
The Crew and FC Dallas held a moment of silence Sunday, and fans held up signs offering support for Tudor.
Columbus Fire Department Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says it's not known if Tudor was struck directly but he had to be resuscitated. Smith said it takes between two and three days to determine the effects of a possible lightning strike.