The Tennessee club reported nine cases of coronavirus, reason why it had to withdraw from the tournament in Orlando.
Nashville SC, debuted franchise in the Major League Soccer In this 2020, she was forced to get out of the season due to the multiple cases of coronavirus that arose between her players and the club staff.
The team led by the English Gary Smith is the second to fall from the campaign with a new format to be held at Walt Disney World Resort, since Dallas FC was the first after 10 diagnosed in his entourage were reported.
The MLS had postponed the Tennessee cast against the Chicago Fire, scheduled for the second inning on Wednesday after the inaugural Orlando City-Inter Miami, after the appearance of four infected by COVID-19. However, this Thursday the number was expanded to 9 infected, so the team’s withdrawal was announced.
“We have removed Nashville SC from the MLS is Back (event name). Due to the amount of positive evidence, the club has been unable to train since its arrival in Orlando and would not be able to play games. For every decision we made on our return to game, the well-being of our players, staff, officials and all participants is our top priority, “were the words of MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
Nashville was part of Group A, the most numerous for having six participants, along with Orlando, Inter Miami, Philadelphia Union, New York City and Chicago, so the area will have to reorganize. Those of Tennessee will have to wait until 2021 to enjoy the highest division of North American football again, in which this year they played two games.
Nashville SC withdrawn from MLS is Back Tournament.
– Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) July 9, 2020
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