The Tampa Bay Rowdies will be without head coach Neill Collins
for Sunday's USL Championship final against the Phoenix Rising after they confirmed he and two other members of the organization
tested positive for COVID-19.
On a media call ahead of the final, Collins said assistant coach Kevin Foley
also tested positive and will miss the game.
players, staff and executives underwent urgent rapid testing at the medical facilities of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, and no other positive tests were confirmed.
said he had begun feeling mild symptoms on Thursday, and after his positive test result he and his family began quarantine. He added he had full confidence in the Rowdies' other assistant coaches,
and Chad Burt
, who will be in charge of the Rowdies on the sidelines.
Friday's USL League One final between the Greenville Triumph and Union Omaha was canceled
after multiple individuals on Union Omaha’s covered
persons list tested positive for COVID-19. Triumph SC was declared the champion on the basis of points per game with 2.1875. It had a six-point margin over second-place Omaha.