COVID-19: Surge in Texas cases forces cancellation of UWS National Cup

Two weeks after announcing the UWS National Cup, a cup competition for its teams seeking summer competition, United Women’s Soccer was forced to cancel the tournament scheduled to be held in Round Rock, Texas, because of the the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area.

“Due to the increase in cases in our area and the fact that teams would be flying in, I felt that the risk had increased to a point where we could not ensure the safety of all participants,” said Dr. Martha Pyron, the league's medical director.

Initial signups for the National Cup at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex included teams from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and the Santa Clarita (Calif.) Blue Heat, the 2016 UWS national champion in its first season after eight in the W-League.

The new UWS League Two began play in Florida last weekend. UWS-sanctioned friendlies and regional tournaments are still scheduled for July.
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