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MLS Jul 01, 2020

Six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since arriving in Orlando

A total of six FC Dallas players have tested positive for COVID-19 since the club arrived in Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament. All of those unnamed players are now in quarantine at an isolated part of their hotel.

See below for a statement from the club released today:

“FC Dallas players, coaches and staff departed for the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, FL on June 27. Every member of the FC Dallas traveling party had tested negative for COVID-19 through an MLS-mandated testing service prior to the club’s departure on Saturday morning.

Upon arriving in Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament, FC Dallas had two players test positive for COVID-19. The affected players were immediately isolated from their teammates, the entire FC Dallas delegation, other MLS clubs and staff.

As league testing continued, four more players tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of FC Dallas players who tested positive while in Orlando to six.

In consultation with MLS medical officials, FC Dallas took proactive steps to isolate the newly-affected players as well as all FC Dallas players and staff in Orlando out of an abundance of caution. All members of the club delegation are following MLS health and safety protocols and will remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 testing.

We continue to learn more information daily from medical experts and are in constant communication with them. We will provide relevant updates as they become available.

FC Dallas will have no further comment at this time.”

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