The U.S. Adult Soccer Association became the latest national soccer organization to cancel its national summer competitions in response to the uncertainty brought on by the current pandemic.
At its meeting on Tuesday night, the USASA board of directors decided to cancel the Steinbrecher Cup, the USASA National Amateur Cup, and Adult Soccer Fest for 2020.
In a letter to its
membership, USASA president John Motta
said "it was a very difficult call as we had to make some decisions that are hurtful to us as an organization, but for the safety of our players, referees
and administrators, we all felt this was the best decision we could make under the current circumstances."
He said the uncertainty of the coronavirus left the board with no other
solution and the focus of the national and regional bodies will be to assist state associations getting back into action as soon as they are allowed to.
The USASA has applied for a
loan under the CARES Act for non-profit organizations.
"We are awaiting to see if our application will be accepted," Motta said. "If you have not applied for a loan, I would advise you to
take a look at it and see how your state association may apply to help with payroll, rent and utility expenses."
U.S. Youth Soccer has canceled
its 2020 National Championships series, Presidents Cup and their
regional competitions, while the NPSL, a national USASA member, canceled
its 2020 season.