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COVID-19 scare delays Toronto FC - D.C. United game at MLS is Back Tournament

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Wow. Just 30 minutes before kickoff we get word TFC’s game has been postponed.

(Sean Pollock/Waking the Red)

TORONTO, Canada—Actually?

Major League Soccer announced Sunday morning that the Toronto FC - D.C. United match has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

“Under the league’s health and safety protocols, clubs are tested the day before each match,” the league wrote in a press release. “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 case for another player.”

After two worrying tests, this afternoon, those re-tests have reportedly come back negative, paving the way for both teams to continue as per norm.

MLS has since announced the match will be rescheduled. We’ve heard Monday morning may be the most plausible option, but stay tuned. It is unclear whether or not this directly effects TFC’s game vs. Montreal, but there’s a strong belief that the game Wednesday will also be pushed back as a result.

Kickoff was originally scheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday morning before we got word from Matt Pyzdrowski of The Athletic, that the match between Toronto FC and D.C. United had been halted.

Joshua Kloke of the Athletic confirmed Pyzdrowski’s report.

D.C. United is reportedly the team to receive an unconfirmed positive test, while Toronto FC had an inconclusive test. Both teams were reportedly cleared to travel to the stadium, but only D.C. opted to take the risk.

The league is now awaiting the results of follow-up tests.

We’ll continue to update this situation as we hear more.