NEW YORK – Major League Soccer Thursday suspended play for 30 days, effective immediately, due to the Coronavirus.

In a press release, the league will continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.

At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events.

“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season – based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. “We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”