Timbers vs. Rapids is still on, despite positive COVID-19 tests

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11 people from the Colorado Rapids have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, the club announced Monday night.

Nine staff members and two players have contracted the virus.

The club last practiced Thursday, and played Wednesday when they defeated San Jose, 5-0. 

The Rapids stopped training as soon they received word of a positive test, placed everyone in self-isolation and conducted contact tracing in conjunction with the CDC.

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The postponement of Sunday’s match was the first since MLS teams began playing games in home markets following the MLS is Back Tournament, which concluded in August.

The Rapids have had four players test positive for the virus this year, and had two test positive before the tournament in June.

It is still up in the air if Saturdays game against the Timbers will be cancelled, but the MLS seems to be taking strong precautions with COVID-19 still at large.

We will know more in the coming days of if the MLS will make a decision.

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