Sounders' Raúl Ruidíaz Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jeremiah Oshan, writing for Sounder At Heart:

As if anyone needed a reminder that Covid-19 is still an ongoing risk, Raúl Ruidíaz is among four positive tests within the Peru national team, according to ESPN Peru. Ruidíaz is apparently not participating in today’s training session while awaiting the results of a second test.

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding CONMEBOL having World Cup qualifiers now, with MLS clubs petitioning to FIFA to allow their clubs to hold players back. This is in part because MLS clubs fly privately whereas CONMEBOL would have players fly commercial. That said, MLS clubs haven’t been immune to COVID outbreaks, as was the case for FC Dallas and Nashville SC earlier this year and with Colorado Rapids who’ve now had to postpone seven MLS matches due to an outbreak.

Here’s to hoping Raúl comes out of this ok.