By Annie Ross
The MLS is Back match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps set for Thursday has been postponed after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus.
The group-stage game will be rescheduled, the league said Saturday.
FC Dallas announced earlier this week that six players had tested positive for the virus upon arrival in Florida for the tournament. The entire team was quarantined.
Two Whitecaps players tested positive, forcing the team to remain in Canada, the league said. Additional tests were negative, but the team had to push back travel until Monday.
The MLS is is set to open on Wednesday with a match between Orlando City and expansion Inter Miami.
The league’s 26 teams will be sequestered in hotels for the duration of the monthlong tournament played without fans at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World.
MLS shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic on March 12 after teams had each played two games.