'Fyre Festival 2.0': Quarantined players slam $93 sandwich

Ross Houston
July 2, 2020

MLS shut down back on March 12, after the league's teams had played just two games as the outbreak spread across America. If they are asymptomatic, it's not clear how long those six players will be required to quarantine.

Much like the infamous Fyfe Festival that promised so much and delivered so little, however, the reality is leaving a bad taste in numerous player's mouths.

Toronto FC player Omar Gonzalez shared a photo of the sandwich meal to Twitter this week, as it didn't appear to match up to the descriptions of the in-house lunch meals costed at $65.


"Nothing like a $65 sandwich to get the recovery going!" Can't wait...,' Toronto FC goalie Alexander Bono also tweeted.

Acosta was making reference to the lavish music festival Fyre Festival which was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade" and was due to take place on the Bahamian island of Exuma in 2017. If Wednesday's results are confirmed as positive, it would bring the total number of Dallas players who have tested positive in Orlando to nine, plus the coach. Two earlier positives, also from FC Dallas, were announced on Monday.

Concerns are mounting over the event, despite the precautions put in place, after several players have already tested positive for COVID-19.


"Every member of the FC Dallas traveling party had tested negative for Covid-19 through an MLS-mandated testing service prior to the club's departure on Saturday morning", the team said.

Players who will officially be activated during this two-day window for participation in the MLS is Back Tournament include: Braian Galvan (signed by Colorado Rapids on January 16), Franco Jara (signed by FC Dallas on January 21), Andy Najar (signed by LAFC on June 17) and Collen Warner (signed by the Rapids on June 30).


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