MLS New England Revolution

Revolution first teamer tests positive

A Revolution first team player has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the club announced Tuesday morning.

According to a press release, the player — who was unnamed — received the positive test on Sunday and immediately self-isolated. All other members of the first team and its associated staff tested negative on Sunday; players and staff were also tested prior to Friday’s training session in Foxborough.

The club did not hold training over the weekend, and returned to 1776 Revolution Way Monday to continue training ahead of Friday evening’s home playoff match against Montreal.

WHAT SWEENS REALLY THINKS RIGHT NOW

Ugh. This isn’t the news anyone wanted to hear, especially some 70-something hours away from the club’s first home playoff game in six years. Our only hope right now is that the player comes through and that no one else on the Revs was exposed, negative tests not withstanding.

I won’t attempt to find out who the player is ahead of Friday; if the player in question is key, we’ll know around 5:30-5:45 p.m. should they not be available for selection. If it is a key player, Bruce Arena has a good three-plus days to come up with a plan to account for their absence.