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Sounders FC Statement on Major League Soccer Announcement

March 19, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release

SEATTLE, WASH. - In accordance with this morning's Major League Soccer announcement that the league's suspension has been extended to adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines, Seattle Sounders FC's matches for the next eight weeks have been suspended. Earlier this week, the CDC advised the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.

MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations. Seattle Sounders FC remains supportive of these efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

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