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Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire match postponed due to suspected COVID case

The game was scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. CT

Major League Soccer has postponed tonight’s match between Minnesota United and Chicago Fire FC due to a suspected case of COVID-19 among Minnesota’s team delegation.

This comes after two Loons players tested positive for the virus last week, forcing the postponement of Sunday’s FC Dallas-Minnesota match. Since then, the Loons had returned to small group training, and had no further positive cases, until tonight.

MLS pulled the plug on the match a little more than an hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. CT kickoff, meaning the Fire will now have to turn around and fly home to Chicago. There’s no word yet on when the match will be rescheduled.

Hot Time is told the Fire were still at the team hotel when they learned about the postponement.

The Fire are scheduled to return to training Thursday to begin preparations for Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City (2:30 p.m. CT, Univision & TUDN). Tonight’s match was supposed to be the second of three this week for Chicago, who beat D.C. United 2-1 on Sunday.