MLS announced Wednesday that the game scheduled for Wednesday between Los Angeles Football Club and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park has been postponed due to an ongoing coronavirus outbreak within the Rapids organization.
Colorado have missed their last two games because players and other members of the organization have tested positive for coronavirus, and while they returned to training this week with an eye to play Wednesday, in the end it apparently was not safe and so LAFC will not travel to Colorado for the game after all.
This is the first coronavirus-related postponement for LAFC this season, as there have been a few games postponed around the league since the local return to play in August, but none as yet affecting the California teams directly.
As for when this game will be made up, initial reports indicate the only date available is Nov. 11, technically after the end of the regular season finale on Nov. 8, but the Rapids have no available dates in the meantime due to having three games to make up at this point. So if LAFC were to qualify for the playoffs, they may have to play midweek before the playoffs begin at the weekend. Worst case scenario, this game could serve as a play-in game to get to the playoffs, potentially, with all other games in the league played. But we’ll see what happens.
And of course, we wish a speedy recovery to those on the Rapids who have contracted coronavirus and this is another good opportunity to implore you to practice social distancing, wear a mask when in public, and wash your hands well regularly.
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