Nashville SC confirmed Saturday that a first team player has tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week. Upon receiving the positive test, the team cancelled training until all other players and staff returned two negative tests. The club’s full release can be ready below:
“Nashville Soccer Club announced today that a first team player was confirmed positive for COVID-19. Upon receipt of the initial positive result, the player self-isolated immediately, the team began contact tracing and proactively suspended training until all other players and staff returned consecutive negative results.
Following the additional testing, and the remaining players and staff having received two consecutive negative results, Nashville SC is now traveling to Foxborough, Mass. for tonight’s match against the New England Revolution. Meanwhile, in accordance with CDC guidelines, the player will continue to self-isolate until medically cleared under the close supervision of the club’s medical staff.”
Nashville SC was withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament earlier this summer, after nine players tested positive for the virus. Since then, the club has not confirmed a positive case.
The Nashville SC news comes on the heels of an outbreak within the Tennessee Titans, with seven players testing positive as of Friday morning.
After the rest of the staff and players received two negative tests, Nashville SC will proceed as planned with their schedule match against New England Revolution tonight. The club will depart on a charter flight this morning, and the player who tested positive will remain home, self-isolating under the care of team physicians.