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Union Omaha loses shot at title game due to positive COVID cases

Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 13:21:32-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Thursday, the USL League One, the pro-soccer organization Union Omaha plays in, said the final game between Union Omaha and the Greenville Triumph was canceled due to positive COVID-19 cases among Omaha players.

USL League One said in a release posted on its website that their HQ and both teams and the League One Board of Governors had previously determined that, if needed due to COVID-19, points per game during regular season play would be used to determine a champion for the 2020 season.

Based on Triumph's average of 2.1875 points per game, the team was awarded the championship for the season.

“While we’re collectively very disappointed that the Final could not be played, we’d like to congratulate both clubs on a fantastic 2020 season,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “Union Omaha have been a wonderful addition to our league this season and we cannot wait to witness all of their future success. We also want to congratulate our League One Title-Winners, Triumph SC, who have been terrific throughout the 16-game regular season and have earned the trophy. We want to thank both clubs for their class and professionalism. The future of League One remains incredibly bright.”

The infected Union players are isolating at home and being monitored by the team's physicians.

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