NEW YORK – Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, May 15, the league announced Thursday.
That likely meant the earliest the MLS season could resume would be mid-June because most teams would need a month of pre-season training.
MLS training facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residence.
While MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, MLS will continue to review individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player’s situation.
MLS said that it will continue to remain in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Agency of Canada on this continually evolving situation.