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Red Bulls leave for Orlando MLS tourney after 'inconclusive' COVID-19 test found negative

Danny Royer Mark Rzatkowski Red Bulls
Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 15:50:17-04

HARRISON, N.J. — Amid multiple teams having players test positive for the coronavirus, the New York Red Bulls are finally heading to Orlando for the MLS is Back Tournament three days late.

The club was originally scheduled to head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday but had their flight down postponed due to what the team referred to as an "inconclusive" COVID-19 test. They said that all other players and staff had tested negative for the virus.

On Saturday, the team confirmed the test as negative and set flight for Florida. Their New York rivals NYCFC had already headed down Thursday.

MLS has had problems setting up its so-called "bubble" for the league's first action since March. A game from the tournament between FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps has already been postponed due to at least nine Dallas players testing positive. A player from the Columbus Crew has also tested positive.

Should the tournament continue to go forward, the Red Bulls open the tournament next Saturday against Atlanta United. NYCFC are scheduled to begin Thursday against Philadelphia.