MIAMI – Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Concacaf Thursday suspended the Concacaf Champions League immediately.
The competition is in the middle of the first leg of its quarterfinal series. About an hour prior, Major League Soccer announced itwas shutting down play for 30 days.
“At Concacaf the welfare of everyone associated with our matches and competitions is of paramount importance to us,” the confederation said in a statement. “We have been closely monitoring the public health situation as it has been evolving in the US and across the entire region.
“Given the developments last night, including new guidance issued by countries, cities and states, we have made the decision to suspend the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with immediate effect.”
In a press release, Concacaf said it was continuing to discuss arrangements for other upcoming Concacaf competitions and “will make a further public statements in due course.”
On Wednesday, New York City FC dropped its home leg of the quarterfinals to Tigres UANL (Mexico). The second leg had been scheduled for Tuesday.