MLS (Whitecaps, Sounders) Shuts Down for 30 Days


Major League Soccer suspends season amid coronavirus pandemic


Major League Soccer has taken the unprecedented step to suspend the 2020 season for 30 days amid further spreading of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season — based on the advice and guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a statement released Thursday morning. “We’d like to thank fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”

The decision, first reported Thursday morning by Sports Illustrated, came as United States officials are trying to limit large-scale gatherings throughout the country. The league and its medical task force will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by the globally spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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