MLS extends the training moratorium through 15 May

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Major Soccer League has extended their training moratorium through 15 May, the league said in a statement.

The statement read, “Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, May 15. MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence.”

On 12th March, the league announced about the suspension of of the matches due to spread of COVID-19.

“While MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, MLS will continue to review individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player’s situation. MLS will remain in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and provide further updates as they become available,” the league’s statement read.

Before the suspension of the games, the league has played only two games.

MLS commissioner Don Garber revealed  that the league is currently exploring different variety of options to end up its season, with no fans in the stadium.

“The league could turn to tournament formats to complete the season, while any return to play will potentially occur in neutral locations,” Garber further added.

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