Greenville, SC - USL announced an extension to the delay of the 2020 League One season start in a statement from the league's VP of Communcations and PR, Ryan Madden.
"The United Soccer League announced today, following approval from USL League One’s Board of Governors, that the previously announced two-week delay to the start of the League One season will be extended in order to align with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on restricting public gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday May 10th.
We want to thank League One fans across the country for your support during these extraordinary circumstances. As always, your safety, health and wellness are our top priority. We will continue to monitor ongoing events, receive guidance from local, state and national health authorities, and participate in a national task force comprised of other professional sports leagues and organizations from around the country. We also want to extend our support and best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by COVID-19.
We look forward to kicking off the new season with you soon."
In addition to the League One Delay, the League also announced the cancellation of the USL Academy Cup national event, which was set to take place in Tampa on May 22-25. Triumph SC was set to field a team of local youth all-stars in the inaugural event.
Greenville Triumph Soccer Club continues to have discussions with the league office, fellow League One clubs, and local health officials as they continue to monitor the situation. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.