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MLS suspends season for 30 days due to COVID-19 pandemic

Major League Soccer is following in the footsteps of the NBA and is suspending its season for 30 days due to the coronavirus COVID-19, the league announced Thursday.

Sports Illustrated was the first two report MLS’s decision. 

“At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events,” the MLS said in a statement released on Twitter.

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

Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman reacts after missing a shot on goal.

The MLS becomes the second major sport in the U.S. to suspend its season. 

The NBA suspended its season on Wednesday after Utah Jazz’s Robert Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.

The MLS season began just two weeks ago on Feb. 29 with teams only playing two games. 

But, with the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, it has forced leagues to reconsider their plans. The NCAA plans to hold its men’s and women’s basketball NCAA tournaments without fans.The NHL and MLB are currently in discussing how the pandemic could affect their seasons. 



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