Six FC Dallas players test positive for coronavirus after arriving in Orlando

Since arriving in Orlando for the MLS is Back tournament, six members of FC Dallas have tested positive for coronavirus, the team revealed Wednesday. 

The team said all players, coaches and staff members had tested negative before leaving Dallas on Saturday. But as part of the screening process at the Walt Disney World resort – where the tournament is set to begin on July 8 – two players tested positive on Saturday, followed by four more this week. 

As a result, all members of the club delegation "will remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 testing," the team said.

The identities of the six players who have tested positive have not been made public.

All 26 Major League Soccer teams are staying at the Disney's Swan and Dolphin resort as the league prepares to resume its regular season, which was interrupted in March by the coronavirus pandemic. 

FC Dallas players warm up Sunday during training for the MLS is Back Tournament. Six unidentified team members have tested positive for coronavirus since the team arrived in Orlando on June 27. (Photo: FC Dallas handout)

As will be the case later this month when the NBA arrives to resume its season, team members are not allowed to leave "the bubble" except for practices at the nearby ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

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