COVID-19 spoils MLS’s 25th season

This season was supposed to be a special one for Major League Soccer, but the spread of COVID-19 has put a damper on 2020.

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April 6, 2020 - 10:04 AM

A full view of Children's Mercy Park on March 4. Photo by Erick Mitchell / Iola Register

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes is cautiously optimistic that Major League Soccer can still have a full season.

But what that might look like is anyone’s guess.

MLS was supposed to be celebrating its 25th year, but for now it remains a quiet milestone amid the coronavirus pandemic. Monday marks the anniversary of the league’s first game, when the San Jose Clash hosted D.C. United at Spartan Stadium before 31,000 fans.

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