USL cancels League Two season, weighs formats for two pro leagues

The USL confirmed on Thursday the cancellation of the 2020 USL League Two season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It stated it was still in a position to reschedule all matches in the USL Championship and USL League One but was exploring alternative formats in both pro leagues.

The USL Championship was suspended after the first week of the season. The USL League One was scheduled to start on March 27. The training moratoriums for both leagues was extended until May 15 but the USL might allow players to return to training facilities for individual or small group work prior to then if local and state guidelines allow it.

The amateur USL League Two with 84 teams was scheduled to start in mid-May. Regional exhibitions might be played during the summer and fall where feasible.

“The momentum our clubs have built in League Two across the country in recent years has been tremendous, and today’s announcement – while disappointing – will do nothing to alter that,” said USL League Two Vice President Joel Nash. “We will continue to support soccer being played when and where possible in 2020 and use this time to get even stronger as a league and look forward to returning to competitive action better than ever before in 2021.”

The USL Academy Cup scheduled for May 22-25 in Tampa was canceled while the start of the Super Y League's regular season was put off until July 1 at the earliest.
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