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OFFICIAL: TFC vs. D.C. United rescheduled for Monday morning

Halted minutes before kickoff this morning, the league has reportedly set a new time for the TFC - DC United game at the MLS is Back Tournament.

Toronto FC defender Richie Laryea runs with the ball during the 2020 home opener at BMO Field.

Update: Earlier reports are true, as Toronto FC and MLS have confirmed that the game will take place on Monday morning at 9 a.m. EST.

Their second game of the MLS is Back tournament group stage vs. Montreal has been rescheduled as well, and will now be played on Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. EST.

Both games will still be televised on TSN.

BRAMPTON, Canada—After being postponed Friday afternoon Sunday morning, Toronto FC’s long-awaited return to the pitch has a new date.

Sunday’s match against DC United, postponed due to a COVID-19 scare, will now be played on Monday morning, according to The Canadian Press’ Neil Davidson. Many have speculated 9 a.m. for a kickoff time, but that is still to be determined.

The league announced via press release at 8:59 a.m. this morning, moments before kickoff, that a DC United player had produced an “unconfirmed positive test” while a Toronto FC player had an “inconclusive test.” The teams were allowed to travel to the stadium without the two players, which DC United decided to, but Toronto FC were more cautious, instead holding a team zoom chat to discuss their options, according to The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke.

During their zoom chat, the league reportedly postponed play, making TFC’s decision not to go to the field an easy one.

Thankfully, The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer has reported that both re-tests have since come back negative, and a few hours later, the match was reportedly rescheduled for Monday morning, pending no new positive COVID-19 tests.

The game was originally supposed to take place on Friday, but got pushed back to Sunday after TFC arrived late to the bubble in Orlando. They delayed their travel multiple times, before finally making the trip on Monday.

With this match being moved, Toronto FC’s match against the Montreal Impact, originally scheduled for Wednesday night, may have to be moved as well. DC United vs New England Revolution, scheduled for Thursday night, may also be pushed back.

We will continue to update you on that front as we hear more information.