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'Caps, Dallas match postponed; Whitecaps FC to open MLS is Back Tournament July 15

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer today announced that the MLS is Back Tournament Group B game between FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC has been postponed and will be played on a later match date in the Group Stage presented by Heineken. Further details will be announced at a later date.

Both teams will now play their first matches of the MLS is Back Tournament on July 15, as FC Dallas face Seattle Sounders FC at 6 a.m. PT (TSN) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC face the San Jose Earthquakes at 7:30 p.m. PT (TSN and TSN 1040 Vancouver).

FC Dallas, who arrived in Florida on June 27, announced on Wednesday that all players and staff were quarantining after six players tested positive for COVID-19.

Vancouver was originally scheduled to arrive on July 1, but the team’s departure was delayed due to two inconclusive COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”) test results during pre-travel screening. The subsequent test results were confirmed to be negative and the club will depart for Florida on Monday, July 6.

All matches will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT
July 8 to August 11
Number of Matches: 54 (39 group; 15 knockout)
Number of Matchdays: 26
Format: Group Stage, followed by Round-of-16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals & Championship Match
Minimum Matches: 3 (per club)
Maximum Matches: 7 (per club)
 
KEY DATES
July 6: Whitecaps FC depart for Orlando 
July 8: MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage begins
July 15: Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (7:30 p.m. PT on TSN & TSN 1040)
July 20: Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC (7:30 p.m. PT on TSN & TSN 1040)
TBD: Whitecaps FC vs. FC Dallas
July 25 to 28: Round-of-16
July 30 to August 1: Quarterfinals
August 5 to 6: Semifinals
August 11: MLS is Back Tournament Final