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WHAT FANS NEED TO KNOW

The United Soccer League announced that it had extended its suspension of play in the USL Championship and USL League One to align with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on restricting public gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday, May 10.

During this time, the USL will work with a task force comprised of U.S. Soccer, MLS and the NWSL to monitor the unprecedented situation and continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local and state health authorities and infectious disease experts to protect and prioritize health in each of our communities..

We want to extend our support and best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by COVID-19, and to every USL Championship supporter across the country, we want to thank you for your support during these extraordinary circumstances.

Learn More about COVID-19, otherwise know as the coronavirus, from the CDC.

“It was very clear from our owners that the health and safety of players, fans and staff was their top priority. In consultation with local, state and national health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security, we have temporarily suspended match play for a minimum of 30 days.” - alec papadakis

USL IN THE COMMUNITY

USL’s beginning of the USL eCup – a 32 team Rocket League tournament in a World Cup-style format with both Championship and League One teams participating.
South Georgia Tormenta FC’s Darin and Netra Van Tassell wrote an open letter to Tormenta nation urging them to stay safe and be well.
New Mexico United is collaborating in a state-wide blood drive initiative with the New Mexico Department of Health.
Louisville City FC created a support page that compiles links to various charities and outreach initiatives in the Louisville metro area.
South Georgia Tormenta FC players learned to sew to make masks for hospitals in the area.
Chattanooga Red Wolves have committed to donating 100% of the club’s merchandise sales to its local YMCA.
Greenville Triumph SC partnered with the United Way of Greenville County, and donated 100% of its profits from online merchandise sales to the organization from Thurs., April 9 to Sun., April 12.
Hartford Athletic is using its athletic trainer to put a series of fitness videos on Instagram and have gotten the likes of international star Douglas Costa, NBC commentator Rebecca Lowe, Men in Blazers and more involved.
Sacramento Republic FC is partnering with local grocery Raley’s to deliver free, ready-to-eat meal bags for home-bound vulnerable, at-risk, food insecure seniors isolated during the statewide stay at home directive.
Miami FC is working closely with its Academy program to ensure students are staying active physically and mentally with online Q&A sessions and virtual training.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC front office members went to the Care and Share Foodbank and helped pack food bags for local senior citizens.
El Paso Locomotive FC Head Coach Mark Lowry penned a thoughtful letter to the El Paso community using the first team’s “WE, NOT ME” motto, backing togetherness.

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