MLS is Back Tournament: Major League Soccer confirm 20 players test positive for coronavirus


Major League Soccer has announced 20 players have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the ‘MLS is Back Tournament’.

The league is set to return on 8 July with regular testing underway around the league.

In addition to the 20 players contracting Covid-19, six club staff have also returned positive tests.

A total of 668 players had been tested since the resumption of full team training on 4 June.

There were 18 positive tests before teams travelled to the Disney World resort in Florida for the tournament.

And now two more players have tested positive since arriving in Orlando, where games will be held without fans.

The tournament will conclude on 11 August, with MLS providing an update on the latest round of testing.

A statement read: “Any individual who tests positive … while in Orlando will participate in a clinical assessment by a healthcare provider and moved to the isolation area of the hotel until he or she receives medical clearance.

“While in isolation, MLS players and other staff will be in daily communication with and receive remote care… including monitoring of symptoms, and regular follow-up testing.”


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