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Major League Soccer extends practice moratorium through April 3

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Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zerdes (11) shoots on goal in the second half of the MLS soccer match against FC Cincinnati on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Major League Soccer has extended its team training moratorium through at least April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

MLS facilities remain closed to all players and staff with the exception of players requiring medical treatment or rehab.

The league announced on March 19 that it is targeting a May 10 return to play and will consider pushing back its championship game by a month, which would put it in December.

The league said players are expected to remain in each club's market, but it is reviewing individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player's situation.

MLS will remain in close contact with the CDC and the Public Health Agency of Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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