ORLANDO (WBAP/KLIF NEWS)- COVID-19 continues to have an effect on the world of sports.
On Monday, FC Dallas announced 10 players and one coach has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Major League Soccer organization then made the decision to withdrawal the team from the ‘MLS is Back Tournament’ just two days before its start in Orlando, Florida.
“As we continue to focus on the well-being of our players, coaches and staff who are in isolation in Orlando, we understand it is not in their best interests to compete at this time,” said FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez, “While we’re disappointed, the health and safety of our traveling delegation as well as our league partners is our highest priority.”
FC Dallas president Dan Hunt says he agrees with the leagues decision.
“We absolutely with the league’s decision to withdrawal from the MLS is Back Tournament out of safety concerns for our staff and players,” he said, “We’re looking forward to resuming the 2020 season once the entire club is healthy and in a position to play competitive matched at the highest level.”