Philadelphia Union fans will be waiting at least a month to see the boys in blue in action again with the coronavirus outbreak putting soccer on hold.
Major League Soccer announced late Thursday morning that the season will be suspended immediately for 30 days as the league “continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.”
“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.”
The Union have five games scheduled over the next 30 days, including what would have been their 2020 home opener against San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at the newly renamed Subaru Park. Their games against D.C. United on March 22 at home, Portland Timbers away on March 28 and Inter Miami away April 5 all fall within the 30-day window.
LA Galaxy is scheduled to come to town for midweek clash on April 15.