MLS Postpones Tournament Opening Game After Several FC Dallas Players Positive For COVID-19

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Major League Soccer announced on Saturday that it would postpone the first MLS is Back Tournament game scheduled for Thursday after several FC Dallas members tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Florida.

MLS has issued a statement that the match between FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be postponed to an undisclosed later date after 9 players and a Dallas coach tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The league also said Vancouver was late in arriving at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World in Orlando earlier this week after COVID-19’s two player test results were inconclusive. before the journey.

The results finally came back negative and the team will arrive on Monday.

The decision to cancel the first game of the tournament comes just after the news that several members of FC Dallas were positive upon their arrival for the tournament.

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The club initially confirmed on Wednesday that six players were infected, but information was revealed later today that three other players and a coach had also tested positive.

“In consultation with MLS medical officials, FC Dallas has taken proactive measures to isolate the newly affected players and all players and staff at FC Dallas in Orlando from extreme caution. All members of the club’s delegation follow the health and safety protocols of the MLS and will remain in quarantine in their hotel rooms while waiting for the results of the additional COVID-19 tests, ”said the press release.

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The two teams will play their first match on July 15.

“The later game date will give the two teams additional training days in Orlando before their first game,” the league said in a statement.

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