Major League Soccer announced Thursday morning they have suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately.
This comes amid the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and after the National Basketball Association suspended their season Wednesday evening. Single-match postponements within MLS had also started to arise.
“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 in a press release. “We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”
For Sporting Kansas City, this affects the following matches:
- March 14: Sporting Kansas City at Atlanta United FC
- March 21: Sporting Kansas City at San Jose Earthquakes
- March 28: Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake
- April 4: Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles Galaxy
There is no confirmation as to whether this suspension also affects the April 11 match at Nashville SC, which is scheduled to be played 30 days from today.
According to a report, USL has suspended their season for thirty days, affecting Sporting Kansas City II’s schedule.
BREAKING: #USL will suspend play indefinitely with immediate effect due to the continued spread of #CoronavirusPandemic and #COVID19, per multiple sources.— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) March 12, 2020
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For SKC II, this affects the following matches:
- March 14: SKC II at Indy Eleven
- March 22: SKC II at Memphis 901
- April 4: SKC II vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
- April 11: SKC II at Pittsburgh Riverhounds