Andre Blake, celebrating the Union’s conference semifinal win, is one of the 11 players in MLS health and safety protocol. (USA TODAY Photo)
Eleven Philadelphia Union players have been placed in MLS’ health and safety protocol, due to COVID-19, prior to Sunday’s Eastern Conference final against New York City FC at Subaru Park in Chester, Pa.
Jonathan Tannewald of the Philadelphia Inquirer broke the news on Twitter late Saturday morning. He said he obtained the information from the Union’s game notes that were published.
Eleven Union players are in MLS’ health and safety protocols, according to the team’s game notes that were just published:
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) December 4, 2021
In alphabetical order, the players are:
Alejandro Bedoya, Joe Bendik, Andre Blake, Cory Burke, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Ilsinho, Alvas Powell, Sergio Santos
Quinn Sullivan and Kai Wagner.
The teams are scheduled to play at 3 p.m. Sunday in the penultimate match of the MLS Cup Playoffs. The winner will qualify for the MLS Cup next Saturday. The winner will play the victor of the Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake matchup, set for later today.