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Toronto vs. D.C. United off due to COVID positive

Published on: 12 July 2020

Toronto FC's MLS is Back tournament game against D.C. United, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been postponed after the Washington-based club posted a positive coronavirus test and the Canadian team had one inconclusive.

The event, held in Kissimmee, Florida, marked a return to men's football in the United States, following the stoppage because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Major League Soccer announced that today's D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match has been postponed and will be rescheduled," a league statement read. "MLS will announce details later today for the rescheduled match.

MLS LIVE ON ESPN NETWORKS

SUNDAY, JULY 12
• Toronto vs. DC United (postponed)
• Sporting KC vs. Minnesota (8 p.m. ET)
• Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado (10.30 p.m. ET)
TUESDAY, JULY 14
• Seattle vs. Chicago (9 a.m. ET)
THURSDAY, JULY 16
• Atlanta vs. Cincinnati (9 a.m. ET)
FRIDAY, JULY 17
• Sporting KC vs. Colorado (8 p.m. ET)
• Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota (10.30 p.m. ET)

"Under the league's health and safety protocols, clubs are tested the day before each match. The results of yesterday's tests for D.C. United and Toronto FC produced an initial unconfirmed positive COVID-19 case for one player and an inconclusive test for another player.

"Because of the arrival time of the clubs in Orlando, the league's protocol called for retesting both teams this morning and to await the results of those tests prior to playing the match.

"Major League Soccer will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all participants of the MLS is Back Tournament in making these decisions."

However, it has been dogged with issues since FC Dallas pulled out because of a high number of positive COVID-19 tests, and Nashville followed suit.

Orlando City kicked the tournament off with a 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Thursday.

Source: espn.co.uk

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