USL Championship announces plan to resume play on July 11
The United Soccer League’s top division, the USL Championship, announced today that it will be resuming competition this summer.
Following a vote by the Board of Governors, the provisional start date for the 2020 season will be July 11. Competition format and other key information will be released in the coming weeks.
See below for the full statement from the league regarding today’s decision:
TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship is pleased to announce its Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11. While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it’s important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions.
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