The Colorado Rapids confirmed that one player tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 23. No other player or staff member has tested positive at this time and the player who tested positive is asymptomatic. The result came about from the MLS mandatory testing protocols.
The Rapids reported that “all players and team personnel were immediately notified of the positive result and asked to isolate, training has been temporarily suspended while additional testing takes place, and the club has begun extensive contact tracing, among other protocols.”
It is exactly two weeks until the MLS is Back Tournament is scheduled to start in Orlando, Florida, but based on the leaked schedule from The Athletic, the Rapids wouldn’t be playing their first game until July 12th.
We have reached out to the Rapids and they will not be sharing the player’s name out of respect for their privacy, but if everything goes well with recovery/testing, he will still be eligible to play in the tournament next month.
It’s been reported that a second player has possibly tested positive.
The Rapids have a second player potentially positive for COVID-19, per source. Player had positive initial test; club waiting on second round of testing to confirm the initial test is not a false positive. Not officially positive unless second test comes back positive.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) June 25, 2020