June 4 (UPI) — The return of the Main League Soccer season hit a roadblock after FC Dallas suspended its training periods after one among their gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
FC Dallas introduced the suspension Wednesday. Gamers had been at workforce amenities for voluntary particular person exercises. The MLS season has been suspended since mid-March as a result of pandemic.
Groups have been simply two video games into the 2020 season on the time of the stoppage. The league is now in negotiations to renew the 2020 season with a match in late June in Orlando, Fla. Staff house owners and the gamers union introduced a brand new labor settlement on Wednesday, which clears the trail for the match.
No gamers have been at FC Dallas’ facility since Friday, partially as a result of labor negotiations. The unidentified FC Dallas participant who examined optimistic is the second recognized MLS participant to test optimistic for the coronavirus. Philadelphia Union ahead Kacper Przybylko additionally examined optimistic in March.
“All the correct social distancing protocols have been adopted throughout our particular person workforce training, however out of an abundance of warning, presently training has been suspended till additional discover,” FC Dallas stated in a press release.
FC Dallas stated no different circumstances or signs have been recognized from their soccer operations, entrance workplace employees or Toyota Stadium employees.
“Now primarily based upon steering from our COVID-19 activity pressure and Main League Soccer well being officers, this case doesn’t current a danger to our entrance workplace personnel, Toyota Stadium Employees, FC Dallas gamers or teaching employees, or any latest guests to Toyota Stadium,” FC Dallas stated.
“Along with working with out infectious illness specialists, we now have remained in fixed session with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], native well being authorities and Main League Soccer concerning this case.”
MLS accredited part one among its return to play plan in Could. That part contains voluntary particular person exercises. Gamers, employees and media are required to keep up social distancing tips. Gamers are additionally given their very own quadrant of a area the place they need to keep for everything of the periods.
FC Dallas has but to begin the second part of the three part plan. The second part contains small group training and temperature checks. The third part of the plan contains full group training.
Three MLS groups have been cleared Wednesday for voluntary small group training.