Second Atlanta United player tests positive for COVID-19
ATLANTA - A second Atlanta United player has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, the team announced in a statement that another First Team player has tested positive for the virus after a mandatory club testing on Friday.
The club had previously said a player tested positive on Thursday following testing. No additional players or staff members tested positive either day.
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Club officials have not identified either player and said that the second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday - following Major League Soccer guidelines about testing.
Atlanta United began individual player workouts on May 6 and says it has followed MLS health and safety guidelines, including proper physical distancing and sanitization during individual workouts, small group training sessions, and full group training sessions.
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"The club will continue to work in close consultation with the CDC, local health authorities and Major League Soccer regarding testing and training guidelines," a spokesperson for the team said in a statement.