Toronto vs. D.C. United MLS Is Back Match Rescheduled Due to COVID-19 Test

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 12, 2020

Players challenge for the ball in front of the empty fan tribune 'Nordkurve' during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
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Major League Soccer announced Sunday's postponed match between D.C. United and Toronto FC has been rescheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. ET.

The match was postponed after one player on United tested positive for COVID-19 and a result for a Toronto player came back inconclusive.

"Under the league's health and safety protocols, clubs are tested the day before each match," the league said in a statement on Sunday. "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."

Additionally, both teams have had subsequent matches rescheduled. Wednesday's match between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact has been pushed back one day to Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, D.C. United and the New England Revolution will now go head-to-head on Friday at 8 p.m. ET rather than on Wednesday.

The MLS Is Back tournament has already seen FC Dallas and Nashville SC pull out due to several positive COVID tests. Sporting Kansas City had a positive test reported Friday, but there has been no plan announced to scrap its game against Minnesota United, scheduled for later Sunday.

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There have been six games played in the event thus far. 

In addition to Minnesota-Kansas City, Real Salt Lake will take on the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. 

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