MLS players pop $ 65 Disney World sandwiches as they settle into the theme park before the tournament
Major League Soccer (MLS) players have destroyed Disney World $ 65 sandwiches, snuggling in the theme park bubble ahead of their first return from the coronavirus tournament.
Several soccer stars took to social media this week to share photos of their pathetic quarantine diet, courtesy of the Magic Kingdom hotels in Orlando, where the MLS is Back Tournament kicks off next week.
Toronto FC player Omar Gonzalez posted a photo of his sad-looking lunch with a sandwich, banana and an unknown side on Wednesday, alongside a picture of the in-room menu and the sarcastic comment: ‘Yummm …’.
All 26 MLS teams flock to Orlando for the MLS is Back tournament, but fears are mounting about the safety of the event, as several players test positive for corona virus and cases of the deadly virus in Florida increase.
Major League Soccer (MLS) players have destroyed Disney World $ 65 sandwiches, snuggling in the theme park bubble ahead of their first return from the coronavirus tournament. Toronto FC player Omar Gonzalez posted a photo of his sad-looking lunch on Twitter on Wednesday, along with an image of the in-room menu (above)
Several MLS players are now expressing concerns, not about the virus, but about the food choice available to them.
After Gonzalez shared the image of his disappointing meal, his Toronto FC teammate Eriz Zavaleta replied with a photo of his lunch featuring ‘bourbon-glazed smoked Virginia ham and Swiss alpine cheese’ alongside a grimace emoji.
In the picture, Zavaleta holds the sandwich in his hand as it appears to have fallen out of the box.
“Nothing beats a $ 65 sandwich to get the recovery going !! Can’t wait … ‘, also tweeted goalkeeper Alexander Bono from Toronto FC.
Kellyn Acosta, Colorado Rapids midfielder, also joined in on the food choices joke.
Fyre festival. @ MLS edition…. He wrote in a retweet of Gonzalez’s post.
After Gonzalez shared the image of his disappointing meal, several teammates joked about the disappointing food choices on social media
Acosta referred to the lavish music festival Fyre Festival, heralded as ‘the cultural experience of the decade’, scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Exuma in 2017.
It was a scam, and the event never came true, with revelers traveling to the island presented with food, including a now iconic gloomy-looking cheese sandwich.
According to the menu Gonzalez shares, the questionable lunch options for the MLS players come in for a hefty $ 65 price tag, while breakfast costs $ 45 and dinner $ 75.
Each team has a dedicated dining room, access to one of the hotel’s restaurants, and can order food, according to the Players’ Handbook ESPN.
MLS players arrived in Florida last week prior to the one-month MLS is Back tournament starting next week.
The event is scheduled in a so-called bubble on Disney World grounds, where players will be tested every other day or the day prior to match day throughout the tournament.
MLS players arrived in Florida last week prior to the one-month MLS is Back tournament starting next week
The event is scheduled in a so-called bubble on the Disney World grounds (pictured), where players will be tested every other day or the day prior to match day throughout the tournament.
There will also be no fans in the stadium.
Despite the precautions taken, concerns about the event are mounting after several players have already tested positive for COVID-19.
The league announced on Sunday that 18 players and six staff had tested positive for the virus before teams left for Orlando.
On Wednesday, FC Dallas then announced that six of its players tested positive on arrival in Florida and that the entire team had been quarantined at a Disney hotel.
The club said that all players and staff had tested negative before leaving for the tournament on Saturday, but the players then tested positive on arrival.
In consultation with MLS medical officials, FC Dallas has taken proactive measures to isolate the newly affected players and all players and staff of FC Dallas in Orlando with caution. All members of the club delegation follow MLS health and safety protocols and remain quarantined in their hotel rooms pending the results of further COVID-19 tests, “the team said in a statement.
Despite the precautions taken, concerns about the event are mounting after several players have already tested positive for COVID-19
The league said no other team had come into contact with FC Dallas since the team arrived in Orlando.
FC Dallas will open the tournament on July 9 with a game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Gaps in the safety of the ‘bubble’ model have been identified after it emerged that hotel staff can come and go from the resort area and will not be tested for COVID-19.
Concerns have also been expressed about the tournament taking place in Florida, now fearing that it is on track to become the new US virus epicenter.
The number of daily infections in the state has more than doubled in the past week, and about 5,000 new cases are registered daily.
MLS closed again on March 12, after the league’s teams had played only two games when the outbreak spread across America.