The National Premier Soccer League Thursday cancelled its 2020 summer season.

FrontRowSoccer.com reported the story on Wednesday afternoon.

This is the league’s statement from NPSL chairman of the board Kenneth Farrell:

“On March 23, the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) extended its ban on soccer activity until April 30, and the CDC last week has recommended there be no group activities for 8 weeks, which coordinates to May 10.

“Given these circumstances, the 2020 NPSL summer season, under its current competition structure, has been cancelled. This decision was made unanimously by our Board of Directors.

“This action was not taken lightly. Over the past few weeks, the league has spoken to many of its teams and affiliate organizations. Every situation is different and has its own set of circumstances. The NPSL is balancing the immediate needs of its teams, and ensuring that there is a successful, thriving league for years to come.”

The official press release:

A MESSAGE FROM KENNETH FARRELL, NPSL CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

On March 23, the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) extended its ban on soccer activity until April 30, and the CDC last week has recommended there be no group activities for 8 weeks, which coordinates to May 10.

Given these circumstances, the 2020 NPSL summer season, under its current competition structure, has been cancelled.  This decision was made unanimously by our Board of Directors.

This action was not taken lightly.  Over the past few weeks, the league has spoken to many of its teams and affiliate organizations.  Every situation is different and has its own set of circumstances. The NPSL is balancing the immediate needs of its teams, and ensuring that there is a successful, thriving league for years to come.

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