FC Dallas' first game back against Vancouver postponed after coronavirus outbreak

FC Dallas' first game back against Vancouver postponed after coronavirus outbreak

MLS stated the six FC Dallas players were the only ones who tested positive from among the 392 people who have been tested.

Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Florida and the entire Dallas delegation is now quarantining at the MLS host hotel. The game will now be played later in the group stage, on a date yet to be announced.

- Upon arriving in Florida, FC Dallas had two players test positive for Covid-19.

The MLS is resuming play this week in Orlando, Florida as part of a tournament after the league shutdown in mid-March, less than two weeks into the 2020 season. The team was initially expected to land in Orlando on Thursday, but will now arrive Monday after it needed more time to complete its coronavirus testing.

The league's 26 teams will be sequestered in hotels for the duration of the monthlong tournament played without fans at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. The Dallas-based outlet 3rdDegree.net reported late on Friday night that a 10th player - and 11th person in the delegation overall - has also tested positive, reducing the number of non-infected players to 18. That MLS contest was postponed Saturday due to a coronavirus outbreak on FC Dallas. "All members of the club delegation are following MLS health and safety protocols and will remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 testing", the team said in a statement.

Both teams will open the tournament July 15 with Vancouver facing San Jose and Dallas taking on the Seattle Sounders.

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