Unidentified FC Dallas player tests positive for COVID-19, team training suspended until further notice

An unidentified player for Major League Soccer team FC Dallas has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday.

A team statement revealed that the player is in good health: "The Dallas Medical Staff has been working directly with the COVID-19 task force to treat the player, who is observing appropriate isolation protocols and is feeling well. No other cases or symptoms within FC Dallas soccer operations, front office or Toyota Stadium staff have been identified at this time.

"All the proper social distancing protocols have been followed during our individual team training, but out of an abundance of caution, at this time training has been suspended until further notice."

FC Dallas hasn't participated in individual training since Friday. The unnamed FC Dallas player is the second known positive coronavirus case among MLS players, after the Philadelphia Union's Kacper Przybylko tested positive in March. 

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This revelation comes on the same day that the league and its players agreed to an amended collective bargaining agreement that prevented a potential lockout and will restart the 2020 season. Teams will report to Florida around June 24 to conduct preseason training for two weeks before beginning play in a tournament set to be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, according to The Athletic. The tournament will last a maximum of 35 days, MLS commissioner Don Garber indicated during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.

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