The MLS had two teams with players and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Sunday’s match between the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City was postponed due to an undisclosed Rapids player and three staff members testing positive, while FC Cincinnati defender Nick Hagglund revealed on Saturday that he was the player from the club reported to be confirmed positive today.
Both the Colorado player and staff members tested positive multiple times during a series a tests conducted from Sept. 24-25. All other members of the team reportedly are asymptomatic, and they will follow MLS medical protocol after receiving negative tests. They have not announced a new date yet for their match against Sporting KC. The Rapids play the Portland Timbers on Oct. 3.
Hagglund began showing symptoms on Thursday and was asked to take another test on Friday after Thursday’s test came back positive. He took the test on Friday with his wife, whose test came back negative. He shared more information on social media, which is in the tweet below. Cincinnati will still play NYCFC today at 4 p.m. PT.
September 26, 2020
We will update you as more information comes through. You can also get updates on positive tests through MLS’s site here.