The regular-season game between the Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed after the Rapids reported additional cases of COVID-19 among players and staff, Major League Soccer announced Thursday. Two more players and one additional staff member have confirmed cases of COVID-19. The game has been rescheduled for Nov. 4 at 10 pm ET.
Colorado reported their first case of COVID-19 on Sept. 24, with one player and three staff members testing positive, and have not trained since. The Rapids game against Sporting Kansas City, scheduled for last Sunday, was also postponed and will now take place on Oct. 21 at 9 pm ET. On Monday, the club and MLS announced that one additional player and seven additional staff members had been confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Read the full statement from MLS below:
Major League Soccer today announced that the match between the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 at Providence Park, has been postponed after two additional Colorado Rapids players and one additional staff member have confirmed cases of COVID-19.
For the health and safety of all players and staff, Major League Soccer postponed the match until Nov. 4 at 10 p.m. ET.
Following the first confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 24, the Colorado Rapids closed their training facility and have not trained since. All players and staff with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have entered self-isolation and the players and staff that have continued to receive negative results have remained in self-quarantine while following MLS health and safety protocols.