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LA Galaxy II season suspended due to coronavirus

Following MLS, USL Championship also stopping play.

Los Angeles Galaxy II v Phoenix Rising FC Photo by Joe Hicks/Getty Images

After MLS announced on Thursday morning that the season will be suspended for 30 days, the USL Championship followed suit, announcing they too will suspend their season for at least 30 days.

This means the LA Galaxy II season is going to postpone play for a minimum of 30 days, which will impact five games at present: Friday’s home opener against Austin Bold, the March 21 game at home against Sacramento Republic, the March 27 home game against Colorado Springs Switchbacks, the April 4 away game against El Paso Locomotive, and the April 11 away game at New Mexico United.

The news overshadows a big news item dropped by Los Dos this week, that all home games for the 2020 season were scheduled to be played in the main Dignity Health Sports Park stadium. With both MLS and USL Championship scheduling uncertain at present, it’s unclear if that will hold after all or if some games will be moved to the track & field stadium, but given the obvious concern for the spread of coronavirus, the venue for future games is not currently a priority, honestly.

The USL Championship season was barely a week old, with all but two teams playing only one game so far, Los Dos’ a commanding 5-1 win over Rio Grande Valley FC last weekend. But again, public health is the priority at this time. Please practice good hygiene and let’s work to be as safe as possible so that we can battle back coronavirus and get back to our normal routines as soon as we are able to.

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