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MLS mandates training moratorium until Monday for all teams

The moratorium will last until Monday at the earliest as the team works to provide safe training facilities for players and staff.

LAFC's Carlos Vela celebrates with Latif Blessing, , Mark-Anthony Kaye and teammates after scoring earlier this season against Inter Miami CF. (Harry How/Getty Images)

MLS is implementing a training moratorium for all teams until Monday as it determines how to best avoid the spread of the coronavirus at its facilities.

A league source confirmed MLS is reviewing protocols to ensure safe training environments for both players and staff. During the break, players can still use team facilities for individual workouts. The league will determine on Monday whether teams can resume formal practices and who will ensure those group training sessions protect the health of the teams.

MLS announced Thursday morning it is suspending the season for the next 30 days. The decision was made as U.S. government and health officials worked to limit large-scale gatherings and diminish the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The league stated it would continue to work with its medical task force to evaluate how to move forward while preserving the safety of players, staff and fans. 

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