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Sacramento Republic FC’s training moratorium extended to April 19

Coronavirus continues to impact USL season.

Courtesy of Sacramento Republic FC.

The USL Championship itself is on hiatus due to the coronavirus until May 10 as far as games played, and the league announced on Thursday the moratorium on training for all USL clubs has been extended once more, through April 19.

Per the release:

USL continues to work 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. In close coordination with the league’s Board of Governors, USL will also use the time to reassess its current temporary suspension timeline. Additional updates will be provided as soon as they become available.

Sacramento Republic, like most of the USL Championship, have played just one competitive game so far this season. While we can hope the coronavirus crisis clears up in the next month-plus, it’s not wise to count on that to happen and for games to restart. Still, health and safety are the utmost importance right now, and hopefully our collective efforts to battle the outbreak prove successful.

We’ll keep you posted on more developments in this story as they arise.

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