Coronavirus forces Toronto FC MLS tournament cancellation


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – The Toronto FC opening match against DC United at MLS is Back was canceled on Sunday after a positive and inconclusive test for COVID-19.The inconclusive test came from a Toronto player while the positive test came from a DC United player. Players and teams are retested.

MLS Assistant Commissioner Mark Abbott made the announcement just minutes before kickoff at 9:00 am ET at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex.

The match will be rescheduled once the new test results are returned, said Abbott.

This marked the second delay for the teams. It was scheduled to meet Friday evening, but the game was postponed to Sunday due to Toronto’s late arrival at the tournament due to additional COVID-19 testing.

The tournament has already lost FC Dallas and Nashville SC due to a series of positive COVID-19 tests.

It is the first action in the league since it suspended play on March 12 due to the global pandemic.


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