USL Championship continues to be impacted by COVID-19 postponements

Through Sunday, the USL Championship was slated to have played 86 games since its restart on July 11.

But 12 of the games -- almost 14 percent -- have had to be played at a later date or have yet to be played because individuals involved in the match tested positive to COVID-19 or, in two cases, because of public health orders related to COVID-19.

The Las Vegas Lights became the latest team to have to make an announcement hours before kickoff that they weren't playing when they tweeted that an "individual scheduled to be involved" in the match against the San Diego Loyal tested positive for COVID-19.

The Las Vegas-San Diego postponement means that at least one game every day this weekend has to be postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test. Friday's LA Galaxy II match at Orange County SC had to be postponed, the second of three Galaxy II matches to be postponed after 11 LA Galaxy II individuals tested positive for COVID-19.

Sunday's Philadelphia Union II game against Hartford was postponed after an individual in the Union II organization tested positive for COVID-19. It's the first game involving Eastern Conference teams to be impacted.

The Galaxy II's match scheduled for Wednesday against the Phoenix Rising is the third Galaxy II match to be postponed. New Mexico United has had to move its match scheduled for next Saturday against Colorado Springs from the University of New Mexico Soccer Complex to Weidner Field in Colorado Springs because of New Mexico health orders.

USL Championship schedule changes:
July 17
Rio Grande Valley FC vs. San Antonio FC (rescheduled for July 19)
July 23
Austin Bold FC vs. FC Tulsa (rescheduled for Sept. 8)
Tacoma Defiance vs. Reno 1868 (rescheduled for Sept. 16 at Reno 1868)
July 26
Colorado Springs Switchbacks vs. Austin Bold FC (rescheduled for Aug. 26)
Timbers 2 vs. Reno 1868 (rescheduled for July 29)
July 29
New Mexico United vs. Real Monarchs (rescheduled for Aug. 19 at Real Monarchs)
Charlotte Independence vs. North Carolina FC (rescheduled for Aug. 26)
LA Galaxy II vs. San Diego Loyal (rescheduled for Sept. 23)
Sacramento Republic FC vs. Orange County SC (postponed -- date to be determined)
Aug. 7
Orange County SC vs. LA Galaxy II (postponed -- date to be determined)
Aug. 8
Las Vegas Lights vs. San Diego Loyal (postponed -- date to be determined)
Aug. 9
Philadelphia Union II vs. Hartford Athletic (postponed -- date to be determined)
Aug. 12
LA Galaxy II vs. Phoenix Rising (rescheduled for Aug. 19)
Aug. 15
New Mexico United vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (rescheduled for same day at Colorado Springs Switchbacks)
Sept. 12
Real Monarchs vs. New Mexico United (rescheduled for same day at New Mexico United)
Oct. 3
Reno 1868 FC vs. Tacoma Defiance (rescheduled for same day at Tacoma Defiance)

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