FC Dallas forced to withdraw

Le FC Dallas forcé de se retirer

The day has not been good for Major League Soccer. First, we learned that the best marker of the year past, Carlos Vela was the stalemate on the tournament resumed, and then the FC Dallas withdrew.

The formation of texas has been severely hit by the COVID-19, who has hit 10 players and a member of the technical team. So this is the third of the training that was out of combat.

We understand that it is a decision of the league since it is the commissioner, Don Garber, who announced in a press release. The mistake of the league has been not to require teams to arrive earlier than a week before their first match.

“We are going to review the new positive tests when there will be. […] If the bubble is suspect, we’ll re-evaluate. For the moment, the figures are low and we are in a good position, ” he said to ESPN.

The same situation occurred during the tournament of the National Women’s Soccer League, in Utah, when the Pride of Orlando said package due to an outbreak among the players.

Matter of time

On the 1st of July, it was learned that FC Dallas was struggling with an outbreak that has led to the result that we know.

The Vancouver Whitecaps, who were still in British Columbia, have delayed their departure and expressing reservations as to the safety of the players.

It is necessary to ask how the MLS will handle the situation, since the matches of the round robin will count for the ranking of the regular season and each team must play an equal number of matches.

Of the 557 players that are currently in Orlando, 13 of which have received positive tests to the COVID-19, of which only 10 at FC Dallas.

Nani, Orlando City SC, has addressed the issue of the management of the situation by the MLS during a video conference Monday afternoon. It was after the announcement of the absence of Carlos Vela, but prior to the withdrawal of FC Dallas.

It was then estimated that the league had made the right decisions when cases were found in the bubble in Orlando.

“I believe that the league has put the right protocol in place and reacted the right way when there has been a case. “


Carlos Rubio, of the Rapids of the Colorado, has indicated on Twitter on Sunday that ” of the players in isolation, had to go pick up their meals themselves taking the elevator. How are we going to be able to play, thinking that it is dangerous to get out of our rooms ? ” he asked.

Nani has also insisted that he feels comfortable inside the bubble even if other players have expressed doubts.

“I feel safe at the hotel. They manage things the right way so that the players are good, ” he assured.

“The players who arrived in the being infected have been taken care of the right way. “

In a vacuum

To protect themselves, the teams must now operate in a bubble inside of the bubble.

This is a bit of what was explained Rodolfo Pizarro, Inter Miami, a little as if it was the official line of the party.

“I feel safe, I believe that the MLS is following the correct protocols and I believe that my team mates feel safe.

“We remain between us and we don’t we mingle with other groups. “

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