Major League Soccer was among the many sports leagues that paused their seasons on March 12 due to coronavirus, following the NBA’s lead. At first, MLS announced it would only suspend its season for 30 days. Just one week later, it extended the suspension, with a target date of May 10. On April 17, MLS agin extended its suspension until “at least June 8.”
As of now, all U.S. sports remain shutdown, though each league is examining its own potential return plan. MLS had only gotten through 26 matches of its 2020 season.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber says he is optimistic the league will be able to resume its season. “We’re working on all sorts of contingency plans” to reopen, Garber told Yahoo Finance last week. He also said on Nashville SC’s YouTube channel that one month ago, “we were very pessimistic,” but now he’s “more optimistic