MIAMI (March 19, 2020) – Major League Soccer has announced today it will extend the postponement of its matches in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.
“The ownership groups have been working closely with the league office every step of the way. We’re fully supportive of the league’s decision to abide by the CDC recommendation,” said Inter Miami CF COO & Sporting Director Paul McDonough. “We’re really impressed with the unified efforts of all the players, the teams, the owners and the league office working to try to make sure we handle this properly. We want everyone to stay safe and we look forward to getting back to playing soon.”
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 its fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.