MLS postpone next three Colorado Rapids League matches


MLS announced that the next three Colorado Rapids matches would be postponed over the next 10 days: October 14 in Seattle, October 18 Real Salt Lake. On October 18 and vs. Sporting Kansas City.

The league confirmed that there are no newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the Rapids staff and players, but the decision was made in consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on the total number of current affairs and cases.

Individuals who continue to test negatively will have the ability to participate in team training, but otherwise remain quarantined.

The league has previously rescheduled four other Rapids matches since 26 September and is evaluating options for rescheduling affected matches:

A Rapids player and three members of the club’s staff confirmed positive COVID-19 results after tests conducted earlier on 24 September. On 28 September, it was announced that an additional Rapids player and seven club staff members confirmed the positive test. Subsequently, three more Rapids players and two additional staff members received positive confirmation as revealed on October 1, October 7 and October 9.

The Rapids players resumed training on Monday 5 October.

Following the latest postponement, Colorado’s next scheduled league match is scheduled for Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, October 24. The last match played by the Rapids was on Wednesday, September 23 against San Jose Earthquake, a match they won 5–0.

The Rapids currently occupy the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 19 matches from 13 (5W-4L-4D record). The 2020 MLS regular season is scheduled to end on November 8.

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