FC Dallas withdraws from MLS event following COVID-19 outbreak


FC Dallas pulled out of the MLS is Back Tournament after at least nine players tested positive for the coronavirus. (Omar Vega/Getty Images)
FC Dallas pulled out of the MLS is Again Match after at the least 9 gamers examined constructive for the coronavirus. (Omar Vega/Getty Pictures)

FC Dallas is not going to compete within the MLS is Again Match after a variety of gamers and employees members examined constructive for COVID-19, the league confirmed on Monday night.

FCD was scheduled to open the World Cup-style occasion in Central Florida on Thursday, at some point after the tourney kicked off. However that match, in opposition to the Vancouver Whitecaps, was postponed indefinitely over the weekend after 9 gamers examined constructive for the coronavirus. Now MLS has formally pulled the membership out of the tourney altogether. The information was damaged by TUDN USA’s Nico Cantor.

FC Dallas isn’t the primary skilled American futbol group to must drop out of a event this summer season due to COVID-19. Final month, Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League facet Orlando Delight determined to not take part within the NWSL’s personal tourney in Utah after a variety of its gamers have been contaminated.

And FCD may not be the final MLS group to rethink its plans. On Sunday, 5 gamers from Nashville SC examined constructive upon their arrival within the Orlando space. Like their Western Convention rival, the growth facet’s first match this month, slated for Wednesday, is anticipated to be rescheduled. At this level, although, its honest to surprise if it ever occurs in any respect.

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