COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Crew SC Wednesday confirmed one additional positive COVID-19 case involving a player following testing at the beginning of the week.
No new positive cases were returned for players or staff following results of Tuesday’s testing, which was returned Tuesday night.
Seven players who tested positive could not play in Crew SC’s 2-0 win over Nashville SC in the MLS Eastern Conference semifinals Nov. 29.
The club will continue to administer COVID-19 testing each day this week. Crew SC has been in regular communication with Major League Soccer and local health authorities on the matter ahead of the club’s scheduled Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals match against the New England Revolution at MAPFRE Stadium Sunday (3 p.m. ET / ABC and ESPN Deportes).
There were no updates on the seven players, which included starting goalkeeper Eloy Room and midfielder Derrick Etienne, Jr., a former Red Bull.
One player returned a confirmed positive result following results returned Monday night before Tuesday’s testing on the team off day returned zero positives across players and staff.
In consultation with medical experts and MLS, the team decided that it would not hold team training Wednesday and the team’s training facility will undergo sanitization. Upon the team’s return, the team will restrict indoor access to the facility for players to limit interaction to on-field training.