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Toronto FC vs. DC United to go ahead Monday, three other MLS is Back Tournament games rescheduled

UPDATE (July 13, 7 pm ET): Toronto FC have confirmed that the player who received an inconclusive COVID-19 test result has tested negative on two subsequent tests and has been cleared to resume team activities.

D.C. United confirm that the player who received an initial unconfirmed positive COVID-19 test result has completed two subsequent tests with both yielding negative results. Based on these results, he has been medically cleared by Major League Soccer to rejoin the club for all activities in Orlando.


UPDATE (July 12, 8 pm ET): Major League Soccer announced on Sunday night that the match between D.C. United and Toronto FC, which was postponed earlier on Sunday, was rescheduled for Monday at 9 am ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN in Canada) after all players from both clubs tested negative in another round of testing on Sunday.

The player who tested positive and the player whose test was inconclusive will undergo additional testing and will not play in the match.

Additionally, the timing and TV has been adjusted for the following four MLS is Back Tournament games:

  • Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact: Originally scheduled for July 15 at 8 pm ET, will now take place on July 16 at 8 pm ET (FS1, TUDN in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada);
  • D.C. United vs. New England Revolution: Originally scheduled for July 16 at 8 pm ET, will now take place on July 17 at 8 pm ET (ESPN, ESPN3 in US; TSN, TVAS in Canada);
  • Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City: This match on July 17 at 8 p.m. ET will air on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; 
  • San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: This match will now be played at 9 pm ET on Wednesday, July 15 (TUDN, Twitter in US; TSN in Canada).

ORIGINAL: Major League Soccer announced that today’s D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

What follows is the full league statement: 

Major League Soccer announced that today’s D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match has been postponed and will be rescheduled. MLS will announce details later today for the rescheduled match.

Under the league’s health and safety protocols, clubs are tested the day before each match. 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 test for another player. Because of the arrival time of the clubs in Orlando, the league’s protocol called for retesting both teams this morning and to await the results of those tests prior to playing the match.

Major League Soccer will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all participants of the MLS is Back Tournament in making these decisions.

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