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News roundup: Soccer shuts down and Carlos Cordeiro resigns

Photo: Marjorie Elzey 

Editorial note: PSP encourages all readers to take all reasonable precautions in order to slow the spread of coronavirus in our communities.

Union & MLS

The 2020 Major League Soccer season is suspended for 30 days.

U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro resigned last night in the face of overwhelmingly negative reaction by players, fans, and sponsors to arguments made in recent legal filings made by the USSF. Cindy Parlow Cone, a former star for the USWNT, takes over as president.

World

The Premier League announced last night that this weekend’s fixtures would go on as scheduled. About an hour later, Arsenal announced that manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for the coronavirus and that the club would go into self-isolation. This morning, the Premier League did the sensible thing and postponed all fixtures until April 3.

The Champions League and Europa League are also postponed until further notice.

Ligue 1 and 2 are postponed in France, while the Bundesliga is set to go forward without fans this weekend.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp wrote a characteristically thoughtful letter to his club’s supporters.

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