Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Major League Soccer is targeting a May 10 return to play and will consider pushing back its championship game by a month into December.
MLS announced Thursday the suspension of its season for 30 days, in joining a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Last week Gov. Jay Inslee also banned gatherings of 250 people or more and health authorities suggested “social distancing.”
Gyasi Zardes scored in the first half to give Columbus the lead, but Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz scored on a second penalty-kick attempt midway through the second half as the Crew and Sounders played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night.
Jordan Morris scored two second-half goals, the second in the third minute of stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders opened their MLS Cup defense with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
I think we can agree that the average American understands a soccer schedule about as well as a grade-schooler does a calculus theorem.
In a flash, Joao Paulo set the tone for his new Sounders squad.
The Sounders announced the signing of Colombian defender Yeimar Gomez Andrade on Wednesday to help fill a hole in their lineup.
The Sounders announced a big signing Friday, finalizing a deal to bring Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo to Seattle as the third designated player on the roster.
In their transition back to MLS from a two-month offseason, Sounders co-captains Nico Lodeiro and Stefan Frei went from sandy beaches to a snowy soccer pitch.