MLS warns a full season schedule might not be possible

April 15 – Major League Soccer in the US has hinted that it may reduce the number of games this season as a planned return to play in mid-May looks increasingly unlikely.

The MLS had barely managed to get through the opening round of fixtures before the coronavirus lockdown hit the US in March. The league season is currently scheduled to run until October 4 followed by five weeks of play-offs to conclude.

In an update on the suspension of the 2020 season, MLS said: “Although we hoped to return to play in mid-May, that is extremely unlikely based on the guidance of federal and local public health authorities.”

The MLS said it wants to play a full season but warns that this might not be realistic.

“Our goal remains to play as many games as possible, and while we currently have enough dates to play the entire season, we recognize at this time that it may become difficult to do so,” said the MLS statement.

“We continue to learn more every day from the medical experts, and we expect to have additional details in the coming weeks regarding when we can return to play. As we have throughout this process, we will update our fans with every decision, and we thank them for their support and understanding during this extremely challenging time.”

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