Report: MLS Suspending Season Due To Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Major League Soccer is suspending its season due the coronavirus, it was reported Wednesday.

Aleksander Katai of the L.A. Galaxy brings the ball up field against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Stadium on Feb. 29, 2020, in Houston. (Getty Images)

Sources told Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl that the season was being suspended immediately.

This comes one day after the NBA suspended its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19.

The MLS season began in late February and runs through November. Los Angeles has two MLS teams: the L.A. Football Club and the L.A. Galaxy.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus — is spread from person-to-person through close contact, usually within 6 feet, and mainly via respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. People are likely most contagious when they are most symptomatic. Coronavirus can also be spread by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose and eyes.

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