Major League Soccer is just over a week away from resuming its season in the bubble at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando, but things are off to an ominous start before a single ball has been kicked.
MLS announced on Wednesday that six members of FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 since the team arrived in Orlando. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio confirmed the original report from FC Dallas blog 3rd Degree, which has been doing its own independent reporting.
Just a few hours later, The Athletic reported the total number to up to nine, plus one coach.
On Tuesday, MLS announced that there had been four more positive tests, but didn’t identify the names of the players or their teams at that time.