- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Major League Soccer has become the second prominent sports league in the U.S. to suspend play out of caution over the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Thursday.

“Major League Soccer has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials,” MLS said in a statement.

MLS’s season began Feb. 29 and its schedule was to continue into October and November for the postseason. 

In the next 30 days, D.C. United was scheduled to play four matches in the next 30 days, three on the road and one at home on April 3. There is not yet a plan in place for if and when those matches will be made up.

Late Wednesday night, the NBA took the step of suspending all games indefinitely after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first league to do so in the U.S. following a string of cancellations and postponements in Asia and Europe.

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