MLS says 20 players, six club staff test positive for coronavirus

Major League Soccer has said 20 players and six club staff have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the ‘MLS is Back Tournament’ which is set to begin on July 8.

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A total of 668 players had been tested since the resumption of full team training on June 4, with 18 testing positive ahead of travelling to the Disney World resort in Florida for the tournament, it said.

MLS said in a statement on Sunday that two more players had tested positive for the coronavirus on their arrival in Orlando for the tournament, which will be held without fans and crown a winner on August 11.

“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,” MLS said.

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