Washington Spirit to forfeit match vs. OL Reign due to breach of protocols

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Washington Spirit to forfeit match against OL Reign originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Last week, the Washington Spirit saw their match against the Portland Thorns postponed due to four positive COVID-19 cases on the Spirit, the NWSL announced.

However, this week, the NWSL isn't planning on postponing the Spirit's fixture against the OL Reign. The league released a statement announcing that the match scheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m. will go down as a forfeit by the Spirit.

The NWSL came to this conclusion following a breach of the league's medical protocols by the Spirit. FIFA's guidelines regarding a forfeit will reward the OL Reign with a 3-0 victory. 

As for the Spirit, their next match will be Sept. 26 at Segra Field against Kansas City.