Minnesota United said the club will resume small-group training Saturday after recording no new positive COVID-19 cases among players and staff over the past two days of testing. Whether the Loons play Sunday against Houston Dynamo remains unclear.
The Loons postponed Wednesday’s game against Chicago Fire less than two hours before kickoff after a third person returned a preliminary positive test during rapid diagnostic testing, That person later tested negative during two PCR tests.
ESPN reported it was a player.
The club’s statement made no mention of Sunday’s scheduled game against the Houston Dynamo at Allianz Field. The club did tweet out its Game Guide, which mentions how they are “preparing” to face Houston in St. Paul. United suspended training Thursday and Friday at the National Sports Center in Blaine, and manager Adrian Heath did not conduct a news conference on Friday as he usually does two games before a match.
The Loons had two players test positive on Oct. 10m and it led to the postponement of the Oct. 11 match against FC Dallas. MLS’ policy is to not name who has tested positive.