As the Colorado Rapids are already trying to contain a significant spread of COVID-19 in their ranks, the Orlando City SC announced on Saturday that a first-team player tested positive for the virus.
This diagnosis was brought to light during the routine checks of the Florida training. All other players and staff tested negative.
The player in question has been isolated from the group and is asymptomatic.
Orlando was scheduled to play a game against the Columbus Crew on Sunday in Florida, but Major League Soccer (MLS) decided to postpone the duel to a later date after two tests for COVID-19 were carried out on staff members of the Crew came back positive later in the evening.
Two other positive cases have been discovered within the organization of Minnesota United and the Garber circuit has also decided to postpone the game originally scheduled for Sunday, in Texas, between Minnesota and FC Dallas.
“Both games have been postponed to ensure the health and safety of players and staff, which will allow more assessments to be done before teams can travel and play,” MLS said in a statement.
The league will announce new dates for these matches in the future.