MLS suspends matches for 30 days due to COVID-19 outbreak

As concerns grow about the COVID-19 outbreak, Major League Soccer announced Thursday it would suspend matches for 30 days.

The league said it would assess the impact of the outbreak with its medical task force and public health officials.

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"Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season – based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada, and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. "We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time."

Because of the suspension, Minnesota United’s match against the New York Red Bulls will be canceled this weekend.