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USL Championship training moratorium extended to May 3

News comes as no surprise amid ongoing coronavirus shutdown.

Courtesy of Sacramento Republic

The USL announced on Thursday that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic they have extended their training moratorium in their USL Championship and USL League One through May 3.

From the release: “USL is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other local, state and national health authorities, the USL Players Association, and professional sports organizations from across the country to ensure the health and wellness of players, staff and supporters remains our top priority. We will provide additional updates as soon as they become available.”

The extension is no surprise whatsoever, considering no sports league, including the USL’s leagues, has shown any signs of resuming play soon. A report in The Athletic on Wednesday by Jeff Rueter claimed the USL Championship was eyeing a potential July return to play, with the Western and Eastern Conferences each to be split in half to make the schedule more feasible. Sacramento Republic would speculatively be part of the division on the West Coast, as you would expect.

Beyond that, we’re all still in the dark and even the July aim is just that for now. But officially no teams can train through May 3, and we’ll take it from there. We’ll keep you posted on developments.

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