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LAFC’s game against San Jose Earthquakes postponed

Coronavirus outbreak means the game will not go on Sunday.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Football Club and MLS announced Saturday that the game scheduled for Sunday against the San Jose Earthquakes has been postponed, due to a coronavirus outbreak this week on LAFC’s team.

LAFC announced on Wednesday that one player tested positive for coronavirus, the first person in the organization to be announced as testing positive this year. But that was followed up with two more players testing positive Friday. With multiple players positive in a short window, the team having played on Wednesday, and outbreaks becoming an ever-increasing problem if not addressed, the decision was made to postpone the game.

The game could ultimately be cancelled, or it could be rescheduled for next week. According to a club release: “For precautionary reasons the match has been postponed to allow for additional testing and evaluation. Major League Soccer is evaluating whether the match can be rescheduled prior to Decision Day presented by AT&T.”

In addition, a club spokesperson confirmed the game is not necessarily cancelled yet, although it is unclear if the game will proceed midweek.

So there you have it. LAFC have one more game scheduled, on Nov. 8 against the Portland Timbers. We’ll see what happens in the coming days, with positive coronavirus tests on the team, the fate of this game against the Quakes, and the final scheduled game of the season.

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