On Monday, the FC Dallas soccer team announced that they will not participate in the “MLS is Back Tournament” following the high number of positive tests for the coronavirus within the club
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) July 6, 2020
Since arriving to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on June 27 outside of Orlando, Florida, the club has had 10 players and one member of its technical staff test positive. The team has been under quarantine since then, preventing it from training.
The club had three positive tests before arriving to Florida. It was not clear if those players who first tested positive traveled with the team.
Speaking to ESPN’s Tom Marshall, MLS commissioner Don Garber called it a tough but ultimately right decision on FC Dallas.
“It was our view that with as many Dallas players that have tested positive, they have to go into quarantine, it would not allow them to train and would put them into a position where they wouldn’t be able to compete in the tournament and do so in a way that would be within our protocol,” Garber said. “It was a tough decision to make, but one we felt was the right decision for the MLS is Back Tournament.”
Stay tuned for more updates regarding sports teams at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Source: FC Dallas