The game between Spain and Italy, being broadcast on ESPN, cut out on television for almost 10 minutes in the first half with Spain up 1-0. When the feed returned, play-by-play man Ian Darke apologized to viewers who missed out on part of the game.
Darke blamed the outage on the weather.
We apologize to any viewers we might have lost for a bit, Darke said. Bad weather, we are told, has caused some technical difficulties, due to severe storms in the northeastern side of the United States.
Large bands of storms have been plaguing the East Coast over the past week. A massive storm on Friday in Washington, D.C., postponed the third round of the PGA Event being held there, and another storm threatens the course today.
Thunderstorms blanket the state of Connecticut today. Weather reports for Bristol, where ESPN is headquartered, call for a severe thunderstorm warning through 3:45 p.m. ET and has a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 p.m. which means weather could further affect the game.