NEW YORK – COVID-19 cancels to supress soccer.

The United Soccer League called off finals in the USL Championship and League One this weekend.

On Satuurday, Major League Soccer was forced to cancel one game and is comtemplating whether it could hold another.

The league cancelled the Sporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United match scheduled for Sunday. After confirming one case on Wednesday, a second Minnesota United player Saturday was confirmed positive for COVID-19. Due to the limited number of match dates available prior to Decision Day on Nov. 8, the match will not be rescheduled.

As confirmed earlier this week, multiple clubs will finish the season without playing the full 23 scheduled matches due to disruptions from COVID-19. As such, qualification for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs will be determined by points earned on a per match basis, or points per game.

MLS also announced that the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Football Club match scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.

Earlier this week, LAFC announced three positive cases of COVID-19 among their player group. While the remaining players and staff have continued to test negative, including yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, the match has been postponed to allow for additional testing and evaluation.

The league is evaluating whether the match can be rescheduled prior to Decision Day.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at