Wednesday's scheduled game was the third consecutive Rapids contest to be postponed. A Week 14 contest against Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 27 was postponed following confirmed positives on Sept. 24 for one Rapids player and three staff members. A Week 15 contest against Portland set for October 3 then postponed after positive tests for two more players and eight staff members. Those games have already been rescheduled, while details on the Colorado-LAFC match will be announced at a later date.
The Rapids resumed training on Monday for the first time since returning the positive tests on Sept. 24. Prior to that, all Rapids players and staff who were confirmed COVID-19 positive cases entered self-isolation while also conducting contact tracing. Players and staff who tested negative were also in self-quarantine.
The full MLS statement on Wednesday's match follows below:
Major League Soccer today announced that the match between the Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Football Club, scheduled for tonight at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, has been postponed.
Following one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among the Colorado Rapids staff, Major League Soccer, in consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and infectious disease experts, have postponed the match to ensure the health and safety of all players and staff.
Further details regarding when this match will be played will be announced at a later date.