Scratch Plan A for the Major Arena Soccer League, which is considering a possible Plan B to hold its playoffs.
The MASL Wednesday announced it was no longer considering the playoff plan published on May 21.
The league hasn’t been able to hold the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a press release, the league, after much consideration and effort to plan a safe event involving all playoff eligible teams, found the difficult logistics. The potential risk outweighed any potential positive outcomes. The decision was made after communication with teams and players.
“After consideration of health and safety standards and the logistics required, it was determined that proceeding forward was not in the best interest of the MASL,” commissioner Joshua Schaub said in a statement.
The MASL said that it was still monitoring return-to-play opportunities for the 2019-20 playoffs and potentially new competitions ahead of the 2020-2021 season.