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MIAMI (AFP) — Major League Soccer’s (MLS) restart tournament suffered further disruption after a positive coronavirus case forced the postponement of the game between D.C. United and Toronto FC.

In a statement, MLS said the game in Florida had been called off after one player received an unconfirmed positive test result for the coronavirus on Saturday.

Another player received an inconclusive test result. Follow-up tests were due to be taken early Sunday.

The postponement is the latest setback to hit the “MLS is Back” tournament, which marks the return of top-flight soccer in the United States following a four-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All 26 teams from the league are being based inside a “bubble” and playing games in a World Cup-style tournament at ESPN’s World Wide of Sports complex at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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