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MLS postpones Sunday's Columbus Crew SC match due to 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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FILE - Columbus Crew SC logo. (WSYX/WTTE)

Major League Soccer announced today that the Sunday matchup between the Columbus Crew SC and the Orlando SC has been postponed due to two confirmed COVID-19 cases among Crew Staff.

The Crew SC confirmed the two positive cases in a press release, and the team said that no additional positive results for players or staff were received.

The Crew SC have released the following statement:

The decision to postpone the match was made after Crew SC confirmed two positive COVID-19 cases following Friday testing involving two soccer operations staff members. Following the initial tests results, the Crew immediately suspended training for Saturday and extensive contact tracing took place, among other health and safety protocols. No additional positive results for players or staff were received. The Club has been in constant communication with Major League Soccer and local health authorities regarding the match and associated travel.

The game, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at Exploria Stadium will be played at a later date. The team will provide additional details regarding the matchup in the future.

MLS also postponed the FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, following two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 among the Minnesota United player pool.

"Both matches were postponed to ensure the health and safety of all players and staff, allowing for further testing and evaluation prior to travel and competition," MLS said in a statement.

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