Joining a long list of leagues, amateur and professional, the Long Island Soccer Football League Thursday announced it will suspend games due to the Coronavirus outbreak until further notice.

The LISFL kicked off its spring season last weekend and a full slate of games was set for this Sunday.

“After monitoring the COVID-19 situation extremely closely with the city, state and federal agencies, we fully support the other leagues pro and amateur decisions to postpone all games,” the league said in a statement. “As such, the LISFL is suspending all games until further notice.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and review advice from national and local authorities.

“Always put the safety of the players first.”

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