Soccer is identical recreation whether or not it’s performed within the Nationwide Soccer League or a serious school convention. However getting groups on the sphere to play the sport throughout the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be a a lot totally different matter.
Nationwide Soccer League franchises have at instances skidded to a halt after a single constructive coronavirus take a look at. Large 12 and Southeastern Convention applications are stopping solely after they can now not discipline a workforce.
That’s been introduced into uncomfortable view this week when it took as many as 23 constructive take a look at outcomes for Florida gamers and workers members to shelve a matchup in opposition to LSU. No. 2 Alabama and No. Three Georgia are nonetheless scheduled to play on Saturday after an announcement that Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrnehave tested positive for the virus. Saban acquired a destructive take a look at for a take a look at taken Thursday, however the college didn’t say whether or not his Wednesday consequence was a false constructive.
In the meantime within the NFL, one constructive consequence apiece for the New England Patriots and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs that got here in on Oct. 3 was enough to move their Oct. four matchup, and the groups ended up taking part in Oct. 5. New positives for Patriots registered Oct. 11—bringing the workforce to a complete of 4—prompted a brand new postponement for his or her recreation in opposition to the Denver Broncos.