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MLS is Back: Toronto FC-D.C. United match postponed after player tests positive for COVID-19

Toronto FC vs. D.C. United is the latest match in the MLS is Back Tournament to be postponed. Both sides were supposed to start their tournament on Sunday morning, but they will now have to wait a bit.

The decision was made after one player tested positive during the last round of COVID-19 testing, while another produced an inconclusive test. Both clubs will need to be retested before the match can be played.

Major League Soccer announced the news Sunday morning, just minutes before the scheduled 9 a.m. ET kickoff and after D.C. United had already arrived to the field at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to begin pregame warm-ups.

“Under the league’s health and safety protocols, clubs are tested the day before each match,” read a statement issued by the league. “The results of yesterday’s tests for D.C. United and Toronto FC produced an initial unconfirmed positive COVID-19 case for one player and an inconclusive test for another player. Because of the arrival time of the clubs in Orlando, the league’s protocol called for retesting both teams this morning and to await the results of those tests prior to playing the match.

“Major League Soccer will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all participants of the MLS is Back Tournament in making these decisions.”

MLS stated that it will provide more details on the rescheduled match later on Sunday.


  1. Its good to see Bradley Jog/Walk around the pitch today. I know its hot and maybe he needs to transfer to a Florida team so that the heat can slow everybody down to his pace. Not impressive outing for him. Of course JA is not even on the roster today…”not ready” may be even a slower member if he returns sometime

    • Let me start with I don’t want to see Bradley in a NT shirt. I didn’t see the second half and perhaps that’s all you saw. The numbers don’t really bear your description. 1st in touches and possession, 1st in passing % and passes completed, 1st in dribbles %, 2nd in dribbles won, 2nd in successful tackles, rated as the 7th best player on the pitch by whoscored.

    • The report on Altidore was he’s fit it was a “coach’s decision” which probably means Vanney wasn’t happy with his late arrival to Toronto.

  2. Scott Goff from Washington Post reporting both players tested negative on their 2nd test. The player that was inconclusive is cleared and the player from DC that tested positive then negative remains in quarantine waiting results of his third test. Will try to play the match Monday morning.


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