A member of the New York City FC scouting department tested positive for coronavirus, the club announced Thursday.
The unidentified employee exhibited mild symptoms and is feeling well, according to the team. The individual is following isolation protocols, the franchise said.
"As a Club, we are closely following all advice and taking all possible preventative measures," NYCFC CEO Brad Sims said in a statement. "Thankfully, I am pleased to say that the individual affected is at home and is feeling better after only a short illness."
The team said no other cases have "been identified at this time," and that it is working with health officials.
"We will continue to be diligent and work closely with our team of medical experts to do our part to keep our community safe, healthy and informed," Sims said. "Though we do not believe any fans or members of the public have been put at risk, sharing information is vital at this time and we will continue to proactively update with any further details or confirmed cases.
"Soccer is a team sport, and one thing we can implement during this challenging period is how to work together. This is a time when we all need to ensure we're doing what's best for the wider community and greater good."
The MLS season has a target resumption date of May 10. The league initially suspended its season on March 12 for 30 days due to the outbreak but announced it was extending the hiatus earlier Thursday.
--Field Level Media