After the teams arrived in Orlando, the league confirmed new infections before the start of the competition.
The city of Orlando prepares to host the tournament MLS is Back at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex beginning July 8. But, before, the players must pass certain sanitary protocols to avoid the spread of the coronavirus inside the “bubble” where they will be submerged while participating in the contest.
In this sense, the league is forcing teams to make constant tests in their ranks, and in the last round, carried out on the arrival of the players in Orlando, two positive cases were confirmed.
The MLS issued a statement in which it reported that two of the 329 tests carried out between the players, the coaching staff, the referees and the staff were positive.
Major League Soccer announces COVID-19 testing update.
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– Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 28, 2020
Both cases must remain isolated in a special part of the hotel where they concentrate until they receive authorization to rejoin the group.
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