SAN JOSE, Calif. – Major League Soccer announced this morning a 30-day suspension of match play due to COVID-19 concerns. Statements from Major League Soccer and the San Jose Earthquakes are below:
STATEMENT FROM MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Major League Soccer has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.
At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events.
“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. “We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”
STATEMENT FROM THE SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The Earthquakes organization fully supports Major League Soccer’s decision to suspend the season. The health and well-being of our fans, players and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate the support and patience of all of our fans and partners during this difficult time.