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LA Galaxy’s game vs. Colorado Rapids postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

An unexpected bye this weekend for Galaxy.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at LA Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

MLS announced Friday that Saturday’s game between the LA Galaxy and Colorado Rapids has been postponed.

The game, scheduled to be played at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, was called off because a player has tested positive for coronavirus. It’s the second positive test this week at the club, and the second Rapids game this week to be postponed, the fourth in a row overall for them.

The Rapids have not played since Sept. 23 and with two more games to make up now and no more presumably open match windows between now and Decision Day on Nov. 8, it’s unclear what will happen with this match. The league’s release says details of when the game will be made up will be announced in the future, so they appear to be planning to make it up. But with the playoffs set to begin a week after the regular-season finale, with two games beyond the possible span to be made up, the league will either need to push the playoffs back, or maybe they won’t play the game. That’s to be determined.

For LA, now they can turn their attention to their next game, Wednesday at home against the San Jose Earthquakes. With five losses in a row, the Galaxy could afford the time to get their house in order.

And of course, best wishes to the Rapids organization and those affected by the outbreak. Please get well soon and let this be a reminder to everyone to continue to socially distance, wear a mask in public always, and wash your hands well and regularly.

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