MLS postpones three Round 17 matches after clubs hit by positive Covid tests

October 12 – Major League Soccer postponed three matches from last weekend’s round 17 fixtures following positive coronavirus tests.

Two Colombus Crew staff tested positive, ending their away trip to Orlando City who themselves had confirmed a positive test returned by one of their players.

FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United was also postponed following two confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 among the Minnesota squad.

Prior to these matches, which should have been played Sunday, the MLS had already called off the Saturday fixture between Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy after a new confirmed positive case of Covid-19 of a Rapids player. This is the fourth Rapids game that has been postponed since the first set of positive tests were returned for players and staff on September 23.

An Orlando City statement said: “The match was postponed to ensure the health and safety of all players and staff, allowing for further testing and evaluation prior to travel and competition.”

The club said that fans who had bought tickets would have those tickets carried over to the rearranged date.

New match dates and times will be announced at a later date, said the MLS.

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