Sporting KC settles into Orlando ahead of MLS is Back tourney

Peter Vermes
Posted at 7:49 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 20:49:59-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sporting Kansas City is settling into the team's new digs in Orlando, Florida.

"Everything so far has actually been really good," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said Monday in Orlando.

The same can't be said for FC Dallas. That squad saw 10 positive COVID-19 tests within its ranks and has pulled out of the MLS is Back tournament starting Wednesday at ESPN's Wide World of Sports.

For Sporting, all of its COVID-19 tests came back negative. The team worked out for the first time in Florida on Monday night.

"We'll actually take off tomorrow and then we'll do a four-day build-up with Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday leading up to Sunday's match," Vermes said.

Sporting takes on Minnesota United FC Sunday night in the teams' first match of Group D play.

Every member of the team traveled to Orlando, minus Felipe Gutierrez and Andreu Fontas, who are both unable to play due to injury.