LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Major League Soccer Tuesday announced that the MLS is Back Tournament Group A match between Nashville SC and Chicago Fire FC, which was scheduled to be the competition’s opener Wednesday, has been postponed.
This was the second hit on MLS even before the tournament kicked off as FC Dallas withdrew from the competition Monday after 10 players tested positive for COVID-19.
Since arriving in Orlando, five Nashville SC players have received confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. Two of the players received the confirmed positive results during the weekend and three players received confirmed positive results last night.
Four other players have received inconclusive test results, and require further testing.
MLS will continue to evaluate the club’s participation in the MLS is Back Tournament following the results of additional testing.
Further details regarding when this match will be played will be announced at a later date.
The Fire will play its first match of the tournament against Inter Miami CF on Tuesday, July 14 at 9 a.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes).