The concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has officially effected Major League Soccer and Sporting Kansas City. After the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department barred mass gatherings through the end of the month, it seemed only a matter of time before Sporting’s trip to play the San Jose Earthquakes on March 21st was postponed. That news officially came down today as the clubs and league announced that they’d postponed KC’s trip.
The league stated that they will work together with the teams to get the game rescheduled to a later date. The rescheduling of the game will give Sporting another midweek game at some point this season as they have games already scheduled on all weekends during the regular season. Hopefully a week day can be found that doesn’t require KC to travel East coast to West coast, or vice versa.
Kansas City against San Jose is not the only MLS game on the 21st to be canceled either, as it was also announced today that the game between the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas was also postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. It’s also being reported that all MLS teams will be traveling by charter plane this weekend for their games, assuming there aren’t more postponements announced as the weekend gets closer.