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LA Galaxy II’s game vs. San Diego Loyal postponed due to coronavirus

News dropped hours before kickoff.

Courtesy of LA Galaxy.

LA Galaxy II were scheduled to host San Diego Loyal Wednesday night in USL Championship play, but the game has been postponed due to apparent multiple individuals involved testing positive for coronavirus.

Both teams released similar statements, and neither revealed which team — or if it was both — that had people involved test positive, something the league has started doing as a privacy measure. It’s also unclear whether those who tested positive are players, coaches, or other staff associated with the club.

Here is Los Dos’ full statement:

LA Galaxy II’s match vs. San Diego Loyal SC scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. PT at Dignity Health Sports Park has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Proceeding with an abundance of caution, the postponement comes after covered individuals scheduled to be involved in tonight’s match tested positive for COVID-19, as part of weekly routine testing.

As the release indicates, the game will be postponed, and it could theoretically come as soon as next week, as Los Dos aren’t scheduled to be in action again for over a week, on Aug. 7 against Orange County SC. San Diego are scheduled to host Sacramento Republic this coming Saturday, so the weekend would appear to be out. It’s also possible the rescheduled game could come weeks from now — other fixtures in the USL Championship that have been affected by positive coronavirus tests have both been scheduled just a few days into the future or months from now.

Obviously, to anyone who’s tested positive, please take care of yourselves and get well soon. For all of us, practice enhanced hygiene, social distancing and wear a mask. We’ll keep you posted if we learn more and when we find out about the rescheduled game.

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