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Report: RSL player tests positive for COVID-19, possible outbreak among ZBRA staff

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Jake Simons of The RSL Show broke the news.

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With Utah’s COVID-19 case counts continuing to climb amidst a stark lack of leadership from state government officials, it was perhaps only a matter of time before it started affecting Real Salt Lake.

A report from The RSL Show’s Jake Simons indicates that there has been an outbreak among staff at the Zions Bank Real Academy, which houses the team’s training facilities.

A statement from the club indicated that one player has tested positive, and that “all other first-team players and staff have returned consecutive negative tests.”

Real Salt Lake is currently scheduled to play against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. RSL has already been eliminated from the playoffs, but the match could have significant seeding implications for the rivals.

We will see if the match is played — but whatever the case, we hope that those affected, including staff and their families, remain as safe and well as possible, and that those infected are able to recover quickly.