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NEW YORK (May 14, 2020) - Major League Soccer announced on Thursday that it was extending its small group and team training moratorium through June 1. Players will continue to be able to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts.

A team training moratorium has been in place since MLS suspended play on March 12 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Players were allowed to begin voluntary individual workouts last week, in accordance with detailed health and safety protocols and in line with local public health or government policies. 

Read the full statement below:

Major League Soccer has extended the small group and team training moratorium through, and including, Monday, June 1.

MLS players may continue to use outdoor team training fields for voluntary individual workouts, in compliance with local health authorities and government orders, that were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts.

MLS training facilities remain closed to all players with the exception of those requiring medical treatment or rehabilitation, under the direction of the team medical staff, that cannot be performed from the safety of their residences.

While MLS players are expected to remain in each club’s respective market, MLS will continue to review individual requests by players to relocate to another market by car, taking into account the totality of a player’s situation.

MLS and its Clubs will continue to remain in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and local health authorities on this continually evolving situation and provide further updates as they become available.