A contingent of Portland Timbers fans is stranded in Washington D.C.

The Saturday game against DC United was postponed because of Hurricane Irene. It's bearing down on the East Coast.

Portlander and Timbers fan Colleen Berretta says she's disappointed, but plans on taking in museums with her free day.

"Yeah, I was pretty bummed. Definitely, this was going to be my first away game And it's a really important game, to see if they're going to make it to the playoffs," Berretta said.

Berretta says she learned about the postponement on Twitter. She also tweeted team owner Merritt Paulson, jokingly asking for a ticket to the rescheduled game. She says he did offer her a return flight to Portland Friday, but not a new ticket.

Berretta figures the trip cost her about $500.

But she's also using her time to visit family and friends, so she isn't considering it a loss.

The make-up date for the game will be announced next week. Tickets for this week's game will be honored.

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