D.C. United's opening match of the MLS is Back tournament against Toronto FC on Sunday was postponed minutes before play was set to begin.
The league announced that upon testing both clubs for the coronavirus Saturday, one player received "an initial unconfirmed positive" and another's test came back inconclusive. Citing health protocols that require all players to be retested before playing again, the MLS decided to reschedule Sunday's match.
According to The Washington Post's Steven Goff, MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott told reporters on a conference call that the positive test came from a sample of a D.C. United player. Rookie forward Erik Sorga was originally slated to be on the team's bench but was dropped off the game-day roster with no announcement coming from the club.
Goff also reported that the MLS cleared both teams to arrive at the complex in Orlando for the match Sunday. D.C. United did so while Toronto FC stayed back.
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MLS postpones DC United match against Toronto FC amid health concerns originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington