Nashville out af­ter nine play­ers test pos­i­tive

The Maui News - - Sports -

Nashville SC has with­drawn from Ma­jor League Soc­cer’s MLS is Back tour­na­ment in Florida af­ter nine play­ers tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus, the league an­nounced Thurs­day.

Nashville is the sec­ond team to with­draw from the tour­na­ment. FC Dal­las had to pull out af­ter 10 play­ers and a coach tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

Nashville SC was play­ing in its first sea­son in MLS. The team dropped its first two matches of the sea­son be­fore the league shut down on March 12 be­cause of the pan­demic.

Nashville ar­rived in the Or­lando area for the tour­na­ment on July 3. One player tested pos­i­tive upon ar­rival, and eight oth­ers tested pos­i­tive over the next few days.

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