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Major League Soccer extends suspension of season another eight weeks

League still intends to play full 34-game regular season

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Another eight weeks has been added to the suspension of the Major League Soccer season, pushing the next regular season game for the Philadelphia Union to mid-May.

The league had originally announced a 30-day suspension of the league, but now with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to postpone events involving 50 or more people over the next eight weeks, the league has adjusted accordingly.

“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 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.”

As the above statement from the league mentions, the games are all still postponements at this point. Five of the six additional games impacted for the Union are home games at Subaru Park.

A total of 10 Union games have been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Seven are games scheduled to be played at Subaru Park.

The USL Championship extended their season suspension on Wednesday. Philadelphia Union II has nine games postponed, four of those home games at Subaru Park.