USL Championship Suspends Season due to #COVID19. Will Open Cup be next?

USL Championship Suspends Season due to #COVID19. Will Open Cup be next?

Covid-19 is, officially, a global pandemic according to the World Health Organization. In the interest of public safety, most sports leagues around the world have postponed or drastically modified their schedules.

March Madness, Champions League, NHL, NBA, MLS, and USL Championship : all affected

March Madness, for example, will be played, but in empty arenas. (We will see if this changes, with so many other events being postponed and not played on their original schedule.) MLS announced this morning that play is suspended temporarily. Concacaf Champions League, as well, suspended play as of this morning.

Three MLS Clubs — Montreal Impact, Atlanta United and New York City FC — already played the first legs of their CCL quarter-final rounds. Los Angeles Football Club was set to face Cruz Azul tonight at The Banc of California Stadium. With today’s announcement, all Concacaf Champions League play has been postponed.

After a conference call among the USL Championship club owners, league play has been temporarily postponed

A postponement of USL Championship play was inevitable. This morning, owners of USL Championship clubs held a conference call and decided to enact a 30-day postponement.

As of Mar12: No word from U.S. Soccer regarding the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

According to the U.S. Open Cup website, the first round is currently set for March 24-25.

ASC San Diego is scheduled to play Chula Vista FC on March 24th at 6pm at UCSD’s soccer stadium. The winner is scheduled to face 1904FC in the second round (April 7-9).

San Diego Loyal SC will be entering the U.S. Open Cup in the second round as well. SD Loyal is scheduled to play LA Force (NISA) on April 7th at 7:30pm at Cal State Los Angeles.

As of this article’s publishing, there has been no word from U.S. Soccer regarding the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

SoccerNation will continue to update families with the latest news.

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