The National Independent Soccer Association announced Thursday that it will suspend competition for 30 days due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The league kicked off off its spring season the last weekend of February and it is scheduled to run through June.
“In light of the issues created by the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), the league office and its Board of Governors are suspending the season for the next 30 days, effective immediately,” NISA said in a statement.
In a press release, NISA stated that it will use this time to monitor this situation in consultation with medical experts and in consideration of the guidelines being put forth by local governments, public health officials and the CDC to determine next steps for moving forward with safe protocol.
“We are committed to being as transparent as possible as this rapidly evolving situation develops and more information becomes available,” the league said in a statement. “At the appropriate time, we will provide updates and plans for the continuation of the 2020 spring season.”
The Cosmos joined NISA but won’t compete until the fall season, which is scheduled to start up in August.