SAN JOSE, Calif – Major League Soccer today announced updates for three matches of the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Fla., including a time change for the San Jose Earthquakes’ first match of the competition vs. Seattle Sounders FC, presented by Intermedia. The two Western Conference opponents will now face off at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, July 10, instead of the originally scheduled 7:30 p.m. PT. Broadcast information for both TV (ESPN) and radio (KNBR 1050/1370 KZSF/TuneIn) remain unchanged.
Friday’s free drive-in viewing parties at Earthquakes Stadium will continue as scheduled, adjusting for the new kickoff time. The viewing parties were completely booked within 72 hours of the announcement last Friday.
Other changes announced by MLS include the Group A match between Nashville SC and Chicago Fire FC on July 8 has been postponed, and the Toronto FC vs. D.C. United match that was originally scheduled for July 10 will now take place July 12 at 6 a.m. PT (ESPN2, TSN, TVA Sports) due to Toronto’s delayed arrival into Orlando.
Since arriving in Orlando on July 3, five Nashville players have had confirmed positive tests for COVID-19. Two of the players received the confirmed positive results during the weekend and three players received confirmed positive results last night. In addition, four other players have received inconclusive test results, and require further testing. In conjunction with the club, MLS will continue to evaluate Nashville SC’s participation in the MLS is Back Tournament following the results of additional testing.