CHICAGO – The National Women’s Soccer League Saturday extended its training moratorium for all clubs through and including Tuesday, May 5.

The moratorium was extended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The earliest the league probably could start would be in June because the players would need several weeks of training to find their match fitness.

“After further discussion with our NWSL medical task force, the league has announced today an extension to our team training moratorium through and including Tuesday, May 5, 2020,” a league statement said. “We will continue to work closely with our task force, governmental health authorities and our ownership group as we target an end of June regular season start. As always, the safety of our players, staff and fans is our top priority.”