Five Nashville SC players have tested positive for coronavirus since arriving in Orlando, Florida last week. Two players received positive results last weekend, and the other three received positive results Monday night.
In addition, four other players received test results that were not convincing and required more testing.
The two clubs were scheduled to play on Wednesday as the league begins a tournament that begins the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex of Disney World near Orlando, Florida.
The league will evaluate Nashville SC’s participation in the tournament following the results of additional testing. Further details when this match is played will be announced later.
“Let things be crystal clear very quickly. No matter what happens in the end with the #MLSisBack tournament, we will 100% support any player or the whole club if they can’t participate. We want what’s best for them, not what is best for us, ”they tweeted.
On Monday, MLS withdrew FC Dallas from the tournament after ten players and one staff member tested positive for the virus. The MLS players’ association recognized the complex nature of hosting the tournament during the pandemic.
In a statement posted on Twitter Monday, the union wrote, “The removal of FC Dallas from the Orlando competition is a reminder of how difficult the circumstances of returning to work remain in all sports in the midst of this pandemic.”
CNN asked MLSPA for comment following news from Nashville SC.
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