By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:58 am EST
Major League Soccer has extended its events to be postponed. Initially, the soccer organization shuttered their operations for 30 days.
Now, MLS has now postponed matches through the end of May. The CDC has advised the general public to have no meetings or events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.
“MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing (the) MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season,” the league said in a statement. “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 coronavirus outbreak has rocked the entire world. There been more than 2,000 cases in the United States.
The majority of the cases are in Washington state and New York. As of this post, there have been 150 deaths from this infectious disease.
Several athletes have contracted this disease. This includes Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who was the first United States athlete with it and helped shut down the sports world.
So far, Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also has it. Four members of the Brooklyn Nets, including superstar Kevin Durant.
Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood has it. An unidentifiable NHL player with the Ottawa Senators has contracted it.
Las Vegas Raiders player Quentin Poling claims he has it after speaking with his doctors in Ohio. However, the Raiders, nor the NFL, has confirmed it.
No known soccer cases have been announced at this time.