NEW YORK, NY., March 12, 2020 – Major League Soccer is suspending its season for 30 days in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news release by the MLS on social media.
The statement says “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 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.”
The league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.
The initial rumours came just minutes after Toronto FC cancelled a scheduled practice at BMO Field on Thursday.
Here is the full statement from MLS: