TAMPA, Fla. – The Greenville Triumph is USL League One champions.
USL League One announced Thursday that the final scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 will not be played due to COVID-19 issues with Union Omaha.
The Greenville Triumph, coached by former U.S. men’s national team captain John Harkes, was declared champion.
The cancellation came after multiple individuals in Union Omaha’s covered persons list tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals immediately were isolated at home, are recovering in good spirits under the care of team physicians and infectious disease experts, and all local and state health and wellness protocols are being followed.
USL HQ, in collaboration with the Triumph, Union Omaha, and the League One board of governors, determined prior to the resumption of play this season that if needed, points earned per game during the regular season would be implemented to determine its 2020 champion. With 2.1875 points per game, Triumph SC has been named 2020 USL League One champions.
“While we’re collectively very disappointed that the Final could not be played, we’d like to congratulate both clubs on a fantastic 2020 season,” USL president Jake Edwards said in a statement. “Union Omaha have been a wonderful addition to our league this season and we cannot wait to witness all of their future success.
“We also want to congratulate our League One title winners, Triumph SC, who have been terrific throughout the 16-game regular season and have earned the trophy. We want to thank both clubs for their class and professionalism. The future of League One remains incredibly bright.”