NEWS: eMLS Cup postponed following cancellation of SXSW amid coronavirus concerns

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eMLS Cup, which was scheduled to take place in Austin on March 21, has been postponed, Major League Soccer announced Tuesday. eMLS Cup was set to be a part of South by Southwest before the festival was canceled on Friday amid concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

"The cancellation of SXSW by the City of Austin has resulted in eMLS Cup — which was an official SXSW event — no longer taking place on March 21 as part of the conference," read a statement from MLS. "eMLS Cup will be postponed and the league will share updated details regarding our plans for eMLS Cup at a later date. As always, our main priority is the well-being of our eMLS competitors, staff and fans."

eMLS Cup features the top 11 players from eMLS League Series One and Two, which took place earlier this year. while the final place will be earned through the last chance bracket, featuring the other 14 competitors.