Colorado Rapids confirm 8 additional positive COVID-19 tests within club
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer confirmed that one additional Colorado Rapids player and seven more members of the club’s staff received confirmed positive tests for COVID-19.
Today’s announcement follows the postponement of the Sept. 27 match between Colorado and Sporting Kansas City to allow for additional testing due to confirmed COVID-19 positive cases within the Rapids organization.
After receiving the club’s initial COVID-19 test results on Sept. 24, the team closed its training complex and has not practiced since then. All players and staff who were confirmed COVID-19 positive cases entered self-isolation and players and staff that tested negative have been in self-quarantine. In addition, the club conducted contact tracing. Every member of the team, including players and technical staff, has conducted daily COVID-19 tests since Sept. 24 and followed MLS health and safety protocols.
Further details regarding when the Rapids will resume training and the status of their upcoming match on Oct. 3 at the Portland Timbers will be available later this week.