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Atlanta United Statement on Training Moratoriums

March 20, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

ATLANTA - Atlanta United and ATL UTD 2 supports Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League in their respective announcements of extending training moratoriums. The club remains in close contact with MLS, USL, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other local, state and national health authorities to continue protecting the health and wellness of players, staff, supporters and the community.

MLS announced its training moratorium has been extended through, and including, Friday, March 27. USL announced it has extended its training moratorium for all USL Championship and League One clubs through, and including, Sunday, April 5.

Major League Soccer Announcement:

NEW YORK - Major League Soccer has extended the team training moratorium through, and including, Friday, March 27. During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club's respective market and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures.

At this time, team training facilities may only be accessed for physical therapy purposes at the direction of club medical staff to ensure adherence to safety protocols.

MLS remains in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on this continually evolving situation and will provide further updates as they become available.

United Soccer League Announcement:

TAMPA, Fla. - The United Soccer League announced today it has extended its training moratorium for USL Championship and League One clubs through, and including, Sunday, April 5th.

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.

As an organization, we greatly appreciate the support and understanding of all USL Championship and League One fans across the country and look forward to being back in action again soon.


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