Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Energy FC sidelined as USL halts play
After Major League Soccer suspended its season for at least 30 days because of the coronavirus outbreak, the United Soccer League did the same.
The league, which includes Oklahoma City's Energy FC, announced Thursday the decision to suspend the 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days.
“It was very clear from our owners that the health and safety of players, fans and staff was their top priority,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said in a news release. “In consultation with local, state and national health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security, we have temporarily suspended match play for a minimum of 30 days.”
When appropriate, the league will provide additional updates on the continuation of the 2020 Championship season. Any more information, including ticket policies, about Energy FC’s affected matches will be announced in the near future. Any home matches that occur while play is suspended will be rescheduled for a later date.
Energy FC opened the season last Saturday at home. At present, matches in Oklahoma City that would have to be rescheduled include April 4 against Austin Bold FC and April 11 against Rio Grande Valley FC.