MLS extends suspension of season to May 10

MLS extends suspension of season to May 10

MLS has extended the suspension of its season to May 10 due to the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced on Thursday.

MLS said last week that the season was suspended for 30 days, but in light of the updated guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention banning all gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the later return date was determined to be necessary.

"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 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," MLS added.