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MLS announces suspension of 2020 season for 30 days

MLS season suspended for 30 days due to COVID-19 outbreak

State of the League Address Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images

On Thursday March 12th, Major League Soccer announced that the 2020 MLS season will be suspended for 30 days.

In a news release, Major League Soccer announced that the league is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic that has erupted in the United States over the past week. As a result, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and other league officials decided to suspend all MLS competition for a 30-day period. Over the next 30 days, league officials will assess the COVID-19 situation and will work with public health officials to find a solution to continue the 2020 MLS season.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber stated, “Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspended our season…We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”.

Although it is unclear what will happen to the league due to the outbreak of COVID-19. What is clear is that the league is taking the players, coaches, club personal, and fans health and safety into consideration.

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