Major League Soccer confirmed that a match-up between the Colorado Rapids & Sporting Kansas City had been postponed. The postponement comes after three members with the Colorado Rapids were confirmed positive with COVID-19.
Colorado Rapids took their confirmed infections seriously by suspending all training sessions before the Sporting Kansas City match-up, with coaching staff knowing the game would likely be postponed. All staff members that tested positive for COVID-19 have committed to self-isolation & quarantine for two weeks. Employed personnel with the Colorado Rapids complied to immediate PCR COVID Tests & provided detailed information of their weekly events through contact tracing methods. The Colorado Rapids hope that no additional infections will be revealed from their prompt reaction.
September 27th would’ve marked the date when Sporting Kansas City & the Colorado Rapids competed against each other. The game would’ve been held at the Commerce City Football Stadium and will likely still host this match when rescheduled. It should be noted that this is Major League Soccer’s first postponed match because of COVID-19 during the 2020-21 MLS Regular Season. Multiple games were postponed or terminated during the “MLS is Back Tournament”, which concluded weeks ago.
FC Cincinnati Sees COVID Infection
One footballer also became infected with the coronavirus, with Nick Hagglund (Defenceman for FC Cincinnati & formally TFC) confirming he’s in self-isolation & quarantine for fourteen days. Nick Hagglund provided details over his positive infection & subsequent symptoms. He’d reveal that after maintaining his routine PCR COVID Test on September 24th, he began feeling minor symptoms associated with the coronavirus. On the 25th, FC Cincinnati Medical Examiners informed Nick Hagglund that his test came back positive. Nick Hagglund told his wife & daughter of the positive infection and began self-isolating at a designated hotel.
Nick Hagglund signing with FC Cincinnati has proven unfavourable for the defender. Nick had spent five seasons with the Toronto Football Club, where he’d be traded in January 2019 to Cincinnati, Hagglund’s hometown. Nick is the 1st player with FC Cincinnati to contract the coronavirus & will now spend fourteen days isolating from society.