Phil Neville faces setback in season prep as Inter Miami is forced to postpone THREE friendlies following the Covid-19 breakout … just two and a half weeks before the MLS season opener with LA Galaxy
- Phil Neville’s preparations for the season with Inter Miami were hindered
- The club had to postpone three friendlies due to a Covid breakout
- They also had to postpone a friendly against Paul Dalglish’s Miami FC last week
- The MLS season kicks off April 18 with Marcel’s side facing LA Galaxy
Phil Neville has had a setback in his preparations for the season with Inter Miami, with the club having to postpone three friendlies due to a Covid-19 breakout.
The former England Women boss has just two and a half weeks until the start of the MLS season on April 18, with Miami facing LA Galaxy in their opening game.
The club would play against Charleston, New York Red Bulls and Nashville in training matches, but they have been dropped due to some positive tests, with The sun report that players from all sides are infected.
Phil Neville has had a setback in his preparations for the season with Inter Miami
The club has had to postpone three training matches after a Covid-19 outbreak
Neville’s side was scheduled to play against Paul Dalgish’s Miami FC last weekend, but that was also postponed for health reasons.
The club released a statement on Tuesday confirming the three games and a press conference with Neville scheduled to take place on Wednesday was canceled “out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of players and staff.”
Inter, co-owned by Neville’s former Manchester United teammate David Beckham, is looking to challenge to the Eastern Conference and secure a place in the MLS Cup playoffs.
Inter has only two and a half weeks until the start of the MLS season on April 18
Inter is co-owned by Neville’s former Manchester United teammate David Beckham (right)
A number of signings have already been done with defender Ryan Shawcross who came over from Stoke City.
Four-time MLS Western Conference champion and two-time MLS Cup winner Joevin Jones has joined as a freelancer after four seasons with the Seattle Sounders.
Kieran Gibbs will also join the club in May after his contract with West Brom expires.
Another Englishman has also joined the ranks and Mitchell Curry secured an early exit from his Sunderland contract to complete his move to the United States.