MLS extends season suspension; Whitecaps FC support decision

THE Major League Soccer (MLS) on Thursday announced that in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, it has extended the postponement of its matches during this period of time.

It said: “MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.”

The Whitecaps FC said in a statement that it fully supported the MLS decision. It added: “The most important priority is, and always will be, the health and safety of our players, staff, supporters, partners, and the public. We will continue to work with the league to get back on the pitch as soon as it is safe to do so. We greatly appreciate the support and patience of our fans. We are all in this together and we will get through this, stronger as a community.”

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