United Soccer league temporarily suspends 2020 season, New Mexico United matches affected

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The United Soccer League announced Thursday that they are temporarily suspending the 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. This will affect three New Mexico United home games and two of their away games.

“It was very clear from our owners that the health and safety of players, fans and staff was their top priority,” said USL CEO Alec Papadakis in a news release Thursday. “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.”

The New Mexico Health Secretary issued a public health order Thursday temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings in New Mexico that bring together 100 or more people in a single room. The public health order defines mass gatherings where people gather in space like auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, conference centers, and theaters.

The New Mexico United store in Nob Hill will also be closed for two weeks.

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